Moniteau County Resident Spots Funnel Cloud

7 years 1 month 4 days ago Friday, April 22 2011 Apr 22, 2011 Friday, April 22, 2011 8:39:00 PM CDT April 22, 2011 in News

MONITEAU COUNTY - A Moniteau County resident spotted a funnel cloud outside of California around 5 Friday evening. The funnel cloud never touched the ground, but it was on its way towards Kliever and Jamestown. Alaina Bolkart was travelling west from Jefferson City to pick up her child at her grandmother's house when she spotted it. Bolkart said she spotted the cloud when she was near Highway 87 and 50 in the city. She estimates the cloud was about 10 miles away. Because she had never seen one before, she really didn't know what she had seen at first.

"Once I realized what I was seeing and then somebody in town had taken a picture and put it up on the news and I saw that picture," Bolkart said. "I was like 'Oh my gosh....' "

The storm cell travelled north on Highway 87 after Bolkart spotted it. The same storm cell is responsible for causing a MoX bus to be hanging halfway off a parking garage structure at the Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

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