Funnel cloud sighted over Bryce Canyon

Funnel cloud sighted over Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, May 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – The National Weather Service out of Salt Lake City reported a funnel cloud sighting over Bryce Canyon National Park Tuesday afternoon.

Funnel cloud sighted over Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, May 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News
Funnel cloud sighted over Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, May 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News

The funnel cloud was photographed from a western vantage point at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center at 12:35 p.m., according to a tweet from NWS Salt Lake City.

Another tweet from the NWS said the funnel cloud is not believed to have touched down.

A similar funnel cloud was spotted over Enoch Sunday.

As stormy weather continues across the state, as many as a dozen or more funnel clouds have been reported in Utah over the past week, Eric Shoening, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, told St. George News in an interview Monday.

Shoening said funnel clouds are fairly rare in Utah. A funnel cloud is not classified as a tornado until it touches the ground.

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3 Comments

  • sagemoon May 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Yep, the end of the world is definitely coming.

  • ladybugavenger May 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    We all know some people we would have liked to have seen sucked up in that funnel cloud. Corrupt public officials for a start 😉

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