Funnel cloud spotted in WNY after tornado warning

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CASSADAGA, NY (WIVB) – A tornado warning issued Friday night for Dunkirk, Fredonia and Westfield reported a funnel cloud over Chautauqua County.

“If you’re wondering what a funnel cloud is, it’s basically: imagine a tornado, but it’s not actually touching the ground,” 4 Warn chief meteorologist Todd Santos said. “It turns, sort of descends from the base of the cloud, but doesn’t quite hit the ground.”

No tornadoes were reported from the storm. The funnel cloud was spotted near Rt. 60 in Cassadaga.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for part of Chautauqua County near Lake Erie on Friday that expired at 6:30 p.m. and was replaced with a severe thunderstorm warning.

Viewers sent the following photos of the storm.

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