SNOWVILLE, Box Elder County — A gloomy funnel cloud was reported hovering near a tiny town in Utah's northern border Thursday afternoon as weather forecasters predicted a severe thunderstorm.
The thin, tube-like cloud was spotted in Snowville about 3:30 p.m, around the same time a storm just miles away was predicted to bring 60-mph gusts and hail the size of quarters, according to the National Weather Service in Pocatello, Idaho.
The federal agency warned those in the rural area near the Utah-Idaho border to expect damage to cars, trees and siding of their homes, and to move into an interior room on the lowest floor to wait out the storm.
Thunderstorms near the Utah/Idaho border produced at least one funnel cloud earlier this afternoon; here some pictures that were sent to our neighbor @NWSPocatello , pictures courtesy Kenny Hill, Idaho Transportation Department. #utwx#idwxpic.twitter.com/FG99swcynh— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) May 17, 2018