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NWS: Kimball cloud formation likely scud cloud

 

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WHILE THIS cloud formation seen over Kimball, Wis., Friday may resemble a tornado, the National Weather Service in Duluth determined it likely was a scud cloud. Kimball residents Jeanne E. Faulkner and Leland Sarmont provided the Daily Globe with photos of the cloud.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

KIMBALL, Wis. - It appears the possible tornado that was reported to have touched down in Kimball shortly before noon wasn't actually a tornado.

According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, the cloud formation is actually what is known as a scud cloud.

"We also saw the same photo, and at least from what we had seen ... it looks like it's just what we call a scud cloud," said Bill Leatham, with the NWS-Duluth.

"Scud clouds are small, ragged, low cloud fragments that are unattached to a larger cloud base," information on a National Weathe...



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