Funnel cloud forms over Johnson County

Posted at 10:58 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 23:58:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A funnel cloud formed over Johnson County on Tuesday but the National Weather Service never issued a Tornado Warning. 

Two residents sent 41 Action News videos of the funnel cloud. 

One video was taken near Johnson Drive and Lackman Road. The other was captured near I-435 and Shawnee Mission Parkway. 

In both videos the treeline obscured the view, making it hard to determine if the funnel cloud touched down. 

At the time, a tornado watch was issued for Johnson County but a tornado warning was not. 

The National Weather Service told 41 Action News the funnel may have briefly touched down. There were no reports of any damage. 

According to the Johnson County Emergency Management's website, cities within the county own and maintain the sirens within their cities. Johnson County Emergency Management has the primary responsibility to activate the sirens throughout the county and do so if: 

1. The National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning for Johnson County; 

2. A county trained and certified weather spotters report a tornado; or 

3. A tornado is reported by a local public safety official