PHOTOS | Sirens sounds in Anderson, Indiana after cold air funnel cloud spotted

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MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – A cold air funnel cloud was spotted in Madison County Tuesday afternoon.

The sirens were activated around 12:45 p.m. today when police and the public spotted the funnel clouds in south Anderson.

It’s important to note that cold air funnel clouds are different than funnel clouds associated with warm and humid temperatures. A cold air funnel cloud is a high-based weak circulation that occurs when weather conditions are similar to those like today.  Since these storms are high based and weak they rarely impact the earth’s surface although they can look threatening. These storms cause minimal if any damage normally.

The all clear has been issued, but citizens should remain alert and speak shelter any time sirens or other all hazard warning devices are activated.