Officials: “It Was Not A Tornado”

Officials: "It was Not A Tornado"

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Funnel cloud in Robertson County over Springfield

Officials: “It Was Not A Tornado”

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to officials with the National Weather Service, the funnel cloud hovering around the Springfield area this afternoon was in fact not a tornado.

Keystone 300Smokey Barn News spoke with the Emergency Management Agency Director R.L. Douglas, “It was not a tornado, it may have looked like a tornado but it had no power and there are no reports of damage anywhere in the county.”

After receiving many reports about a funnel looking cloud, Springfield set off their tornado sirens.

Though it was very exciting for a few minutes, from what we can gather (whatever it was) it will likely be classified as a “Landspout” which is much weaker and generally smaller than a tornado. “This one lacked the ingredients to be a tornado,” Douglas said. More on Landspouts.

The first siting of “it” was near Cave Spring Springs Rd around 5:pm and the sightings lasted for about 15 minutes. MAP It was seen by residents all over Coopertown Springfield and Greenbrier.

For more photos and comments from locals on Facebook click here.

The leader photo above was taken by Tristin Nicole Burney.

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