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Several funnel clouds reported in southwest Idaho on Thursday

The National Weather Service in Boise confirmed several sightings of funnel clouds in the region.
Credit: Rich Bond
This funnel cloud was spotted near Cambridge, Idaho around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

BOISE, Idaho — Viewers across southwest Idaho reported seeing several funnel clouds in the region during a storm that moved through Thursday afternoon.

Some viewers posted photos of the storm on our Idaho Weather Watchers Facebook group.

Merilie Dawn Blickenstaff posted a photo and video of what appears to be a funnel cloud south of Nampa.

Dave Groenert, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boise, told us that people spotted funnel clouds near Kuna, Nampa, Midvale and Cambridge.

Mahon Cornwell was at a friend’s house just outside of Cambridge around 3:30 p.m. when they saw the first of two funnel clouds pass by the area. He said it was “pretty interesting to watch.”

Credit: Mabon Cornwell
A second funnel cloud was seen near Cambridge Thursday afternoon.

Mahon took a photo of one funnel cloud while his friend Rich Bond took a picture of the second one. Thanks for sharing them with KTVB.

Elizabeth Leach also shared a video of "two little whisps" south of Kuna in our Idaho Weather Watchers Facebook group.

Russell Hills also captured the below photo south of Nampa.

Credit: Russell Hills
Russell Hills shared this photo of a small funnel cloud on May 14 in the Idaho Weather Watchers Facebook group.

KTVB's Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz says funnel clouds form high in the sky and in Idaho they don’t typically touch ground, that’s when a funnel cloud becomes a tornado.

Credit: Merilie Dawn Blickenstaff
Merilie Dawn Blickenstaff posted this photo of what appears to be a funnel cloud south of Nampa on the Idaho Weather Watchers page.

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