Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued October 01 at 2:19PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
Showers and thunderstorms have developed across the area. Pea size
hail has been observed with the stronger storms and will likely
continue. Gusty winds around 40 mph are also possible.
Along with the winds and hail, conditions today support the
development of what meteorologists call cold air funnel clouds, as
well as waterspouts, especially over southern Michigan. A cold
air funnel is a funnel cloud that does not develop in a typical
severe weather environment. Cold air funnel clouds are generally
weak and short lived and very rarely touch down.
Those that do reach the ground become weak tornadoes (winds often 50
mph or less) that generally produce only minor damage. If funnel
clouds are sighted today...play it safe and get inside a sturdy