Palo Steam Plume

Phony Funnel

What appeared to many nervous onlookers in Cedar Rapids Tuesday evening as a funnel cloud in the western sky was in actuality a steam plume emanating from the Duane Arnold Energy Center near Palo. The plume, which formed funnel-like, dissipated and formed again, was reacting to humid air around it. It finally dissipated for good around 8:15 PM. This photo was shot from Noelridge Christian Church in Cedar Rapids. July 6, 2010.

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