Funnel cloud STX
Saw a post on FB of a funnel cloud over STX. Did it touch down?? Any damage?? I hope not.
St Croix source has a photo taken right at the airport!
I just missed seeing it, too! I recall seeing a very low dark line of clouds and thinking that it looked like something could form out of it!
It was definitely over land, in the middle of the island, so it was a funnel cloud. If it touches down then it becomes a tornado.
Also since it was photographed at the airport, and then near Grove/Bethlehem, that means that it either travelled a mile or two, or two funnels had formed. Most likely it was the same one.
Waterspouts are not uncommon here in the VI.
I have seen lots over the years. Fascinating to watch them develop.
There's a terrific picture online I saw once of one in the STT harbour, early evening hours.
Saw a small one on the way back from Jost once and we drove around it, then stopped to enjoy the spectacle.
I have a couple pics from some I have seen from my home over the water. Pretty rare over land tho!