Funnel cloud: False alarm

September 17, 2011 • Local News

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque received reports of funnel cloud sightings Friday. The NWS issued a tornado warning [auth] around 2:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, for areas south of Roswell, primarily Dexter and Hagerman. The warning expired at 2:55 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the storm was still strong, but not strong enough to become a tornado, and meteorologists said a thunderstorm would be the greatest threat to the area.

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