SNOWVILLE, Utah -- Video shot near Snowville showed a funnel cloud Thursday as a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the area.
Video shot by Bell Helms Thursday near I-84 and Highway 30 shows a funnel cloud. Photos submitted by Lacie Barfuss also showed the weather phenomenon.
A funnel cloud is made up of rotating winds and can form amid thunderstorms. A funnel cloud becomes a tornado when it touches the ground, which this cloud did not appear to do.
The funnel cloud appeared as a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Oneida County, Idaho—which is a short distance across the border from Snowville. That warning was expected to expire Thursday evening.
As long as a funnel cloud does not touch down, there is generally no danger beyond that posed by the thunderstorms.