Funnel clouds prompt tornado sirens in Preble County

Local News

PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Several reports of small funnel clouds prompted the activation of tornado sirens in Preble County Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says these types of funnel clouds can develop suddenly from showers and thunderstorms, and are usually thin with a needle or rope-like appearance.

These types of funnel clouds rarely touch the ground and are unlikely to cause significant damage if they do.

The Sheriff’s Office says a deputy spotted one of these funnel clouds and was concerned that it looked too close to the ground, so tornado sirens were initially activated in Eaton and West Alexandria before being activated county-wide as a precaution.

No official tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service.

Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.

news-app-download-apple-350x50 news-app-download-android-350x50

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Weather Headlines

More Weather

Latest Video on WDTN.com

More Latest Video
Tornado Recovery

Only on WDTN.com | Phil Wiedenheft

More profile-65422

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS