Federal Emergency Management Agency Special Weather Statement issued July 3 at 7:27PM CDT by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant HIll MO Areas Affected: Johnson; Pettis Law enforcement and trained spotters have reported sightings of funnel clouds near Green Ridge. These funnel clouds are in association with small thunderstorms near that location.
Additional thunderstorm development may create additional funnel clouds as it moves through Pettis County over the next hour.
Atmospheric conditions exist that favor the possible formation of weak circulations on a pre-existing boundary. Some of these circulations are occurring underneath developing showers and thunderstorms, where a funnel cloud may develop. Once the rain begins, the funnel cloud usually dissipates.
Low hanging clouds can also appear to dip up and down at times, but they will not show signs of any rapid rotation. An actual funnel cloud will exhibit spinning in a counter-clockwise direction.
In rare instances these funnels may briefly touchdown. Stay alert and be prepared to move to a safe shelter if a funnel cloud approaches the ground. ...