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Funnel cloud from Rio last night

Photos showing a funnel cloud seen around sunset on February 7, 2017, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  No tornado, storm or even rain was reported.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

Helio C. Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil captured these photos last night (February 7, 2017). He wrote:

They show very interesting cloud formations that were part of an approaching storm cell at sunset. The threatening formations included a very interesting funnel cloud and also lenticular clouds

The photos were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX60 HS at high zoom amplifications and low ISO (100-250). Post-processing was either 5 to 1 or 3 to 1 stacking and the resulting image had its contrast improved with PhotoScape in order to make the structure of clouds over Rio more easily noticeable.

In spite of the menacing appearance of the clouds no tornado, storm or even rain was reported.

Thank you, Helio!

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

February 7, 2017 photo by Helio C. Vital in Rio.

Bottom line: February 7, 2017 photos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, showing a funnel cloud around sunset, as seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Deborah Byrd

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