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Funnel clouds spotted over Calhoun County on Sunday

By Victoria Advocate
April 18, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Updated April 18, 2010 at 11:19 p.m.


Several funnel clouds were spotted over Calhoun County about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.

A dissipating cold front interacting with a sea breeze is probably what caused the phenomenon, said Matt Grantham, meteorologist with the weather service.

"We had kind of a collision of those boundaries," he said.

The funnels are unusual at this time of year and more prevalent in the summer, he said.

No damage was reported and none touched down.

"It was more of two things coming together and spinning up," he said.

The funnels were accompanied by light showers, but no severe weather.

"This is more, I guess, a freak type of thing," he said. "We weren't expecting anything like this."

Monday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid-70s.

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