Funnel cloud in Naples (H. Michael Mogil, CCM, CBM, NWA-DS*)

At around 7:30 p.m. E.D.T. this Friday evening, my wife and I spied a well-formed funnel cloud west of our location in North Naples, FL (Fig. 1). The funnel was likely near or just offshore from Vanderbilt Beach. Radar images showed a developing shower or thunderstorm near the funnel’s location (Fig. 2).

About 15 minutes later, the lowered cloud base associated with the funnel had moved to our northwest and the funnel was difficult to see behind a grove of palm trees. At this time, the funnel was becoming wrapped in rain.

© 2017 H. Michael Mogil