Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

August 22, 2013

Funnel cloud spotted near Stewardson

Effingham Daily News

STEWARDSON — At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Stewardson Fire Department was dispatched by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department regarding a funnel cloud sighting in the Stewardson-Strasburg area.

The fire department responded for weather spotting, but was unable to locate any funnel cloud or rotation activity, and the National Weather Service indicated no active watches, warnings or advisories for Shelby County at the time of the incident. The area did experience scattered and isolated rainfall, but no severe weather or reports of damage.

A member of the Stewardson Ambulance Service captured an image of the funnel cloud as it developed near the Stewardson area Thursday afternoon.