After getting this statement, I went out with my tablet (unfortunately I lost my camera recently and haven’t gotten a new one yet) and saw this. Forgive the clumsiness, it’s my first weather video. I think the “funnel” was dissipating, but it was interesting.
Of note, I am facing roughly northeast (toward Corvallis) and the wind is moving the clouds roughly ESE.
Update: This was taken about 25 miles southeast of us, but I think it was earlier in the day. So that’s what cold-air funnel clouds look like.
Around 11:35 AM today near Brownsville, OR. Trained weather spotters called to let us know that they saw a pair of funnel clouds. No reports of damage as cold air funnels like these, rarely touch the ground. More are possible though the afternoon across the area. pic.twitter.com/sJRhoAiwJt
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) May 10, 2018