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Funnel cloud forms near Prescott Valley

Trey Newton/Special to the Courier<p>
Trey Newton shot this image from Prescott Lakes Golf & Country Club at about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. He said the funnel cloud was over Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley.

Trey Newton/Special to the Courier<p> Trey Newton shot this image from Prescott Lakes Golf & Country Club at about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. He said the funnel cloud was over Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley.

A funnel cloud formed south of Prescott late Tuesday morning, the Weather Service confirmed.

Several people reported seeing the funnel cloud just south of Prescott Valley between 11:12 a.m. and 11:27 a.m., said Brian Klimowski, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Flagstaff.

Unlike super cells in the Midwest, funnel clouds tend to show up in this region as non-severe thunderstorms form, he said. The latter example occurred in this situation.

The funnel never touched the ground and turned into a tornado, and the agency didn't get any reports of destruction, he said.

The Weather Service does get a few reports each year of tornadoes in northern Arizona, Klimowski added. They usually occur in unpopulated areas.