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

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.