Video: Chief Meteorologist Jim Van Fleet spots funnel cloud in St. Pete

5:43 PM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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Pinellas Park, Florida -- The National Weather Service sent out a warning of the possibility of funnel clouds developing in the Central Pinellas area around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

At 1:14 p.m. a NWS Skywarn Spotter reported a funnel cloud in Pinellas Park. Armed with his iPhone, Chief Meteorologist Jim Van Fleet shot footage of a funnel cloud from his condo balcony around that time in St. Petersburg. 

Thankfully, the cloud fell apart, but no doubt gave residents in area who spotted it quite a scare -- especially with all the waterspouts and funnel clouds spotted in the area over the last couple of days.

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The warning expired at 2 p.m. for the area that included I-275 between exits 23 and 32.