Shot this today from the house. Was working outside when I looked up and saw the clouds spinning.
Mel Rinn (former Communications Officer for VVFD)
From: David Springer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Internet Mail::[(Lonnie Moore)]
Subject: Re: Fwd: todays funnel cloud
Date: 3/20/00 1:29 AM
Thanks for the pic Lonnie !
I watched it live from start to finish - couldn't have been much more
five minutes. I was too mesmerized by it to run into the house for a
video camera and much to my disappointment no pictures of that particular
funnel was in the newspaper the next day.
My daughter was even closer - she saw it from the Lakeline Mall almost
It was awesome.
I heard the horizontal length was over 3 miles and my view of it
to the northwest from several miles away was perfect.
I've never seen one before and at first wasn't sure if it was a funnel
cloud because the edges weren't well defined but just before it broke
in half and floated up into the regular clouds it became a perfectly
smooth, thin rope and then I knew for sure.
Thanks again. Now I can show my wife and other children what I saw.