July 30, 2012

Funnel cloud forms over Sebago Lake

By Dennis Hoey dhoey@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

NAPLES — The National Weather Service in Gray has confirmed that a funnel cloud formed over Sebago Lake on Sunday afternoon.

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A funnel cloud forms over Sebago Lake on Sunday. The National Weather Service said if the funnel cloud had touched down on land and caused property damage it likely would have been classified as a tornado.

Photo by James Sinko

Meteorologist John Cannon said photographs taken by James Sinko, a student meteorologist at Lyndon State College in Vermont, showed a funnel cloud forming off the beach at Sebago Lake State Park in Naples.

Sinko told the Weather Service that he spotted the cloud around 1:30 p.m. It began to move slowly toward Point Sebago – a resort on the lake – before dissipating about eight minutes later.

Cannon said if the funnel cloud had touched down on land and caused property damage it likely would have been classified as a tornado. The weather service investigates reports of tornados.

Earlier this month, the weather service confirmed that Maine's first tornado of 2012 touched down in the midcoast town of Woolwich.

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