A number of witnesses in Tamaqua reported seeing a funnel cloud or similar-shaped cloud heading south behind the Tamaqua Senior High School. Pictured are Tamaqua youths that observed the funnel cloud appear for approximately two minutes behind the Tamaqua High School. They also stated that it was only in sight for less than five minutes prior to the start of the heavy winds, rain and sleet. The hail struck so fast, that they had to seek quick cover from the falling hail. They also pointed out that the hail stung when it impacted their skin. From left are Adam Toth, 15, Cory Truskey, 15, Tyler Hauck, 15, Bruce Kunkel, 18, and Mike Kelly, 14.
Tamaqua youths witness funnel cloud
Friday, May 27, 2011