TV 10 viewers spot brief funnel cloud over Kaplan

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A photo shows what appeared to be the start of a waterspouts near Kaplan Sunday afternoon.

The weak funnel clouds can develop, commonly referred to as landspouts, or waterspouts Meteorologist Trevor Sonnier said. 

They do not develop like traditional tornadoes do, but instead develop due to rising warm air in unstable, moisture-laden environments, he said. 

Atmospheric conditions over Acadiana are not favorable for any tornadic activity, he said. 

“These typically stay weak and rarely produce significant damage. a “brief funnel cloud” formed, but say it did not touch down.

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