Was a funnel cloud spotted in upstate New York?

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch and amateur photographer Shane Muckey captured a time lapse of the storm that carried a lowering wall cloud and possible funnel near the Oswego Jefferson county line by Sandy Creek. "A lowering rotating wall cloud formed in the distance. It's the precursor to a funnel then tornado," says Muckey.

"I raced north from Altmar to just above Sandy Creek and got in its exact path to set my camera up. As the wall approached, a new storm on its heels disrupted its inflow and killed it and became the dominant storm. The tornado didn't happen."

The storm knocked over trees and power lines, knocking out power to 4,500 people in Onondaga County according to National Grid. Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.

If you have storm damage, send your pictures or video by emailing Polly@BigFrog104.com or through our Big Frog 104 app.

It's been quite a few days for Muckey who not only captured the storm cloud but saw the Northern Lights in the Adirondacks during the Memorial Day weekend.


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