Rotating wall cloud spotted in Woodstock on Tuesday - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Rotating wall cloud spotted in Woodstock on Tuesday

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A rotating wall cloud was spotted in Woodstock on Tuesday. (Brian Herlihy) A rotating wall cloud was spotted in Woodstock on Tuesday. (Brian Herlihy)
WOODSTOCK, CT (WFSB) -

Storms moved through parts of Connecticut on Tuesday, and clouds in Woodstock showed rotation.

Witnesses in Woodstock said the storm showed rotation above the Woodstock Country Club and caused plenty of damage as it rolled through.

“Like a train coming across the fairway,” said Dylan Welch, of Woodstock.

Brian Herlihy, of Woodstock, captured on camera what looked like a rotating cloud on Tuesday afternoon, and shared it exclusively with Eyewitness News.

He said capturing that cloud was "Absolutely phenomenal."

"I saw dark clouds, originally black clouds off in the distance a little bit here but eventually I looked up and you could see the rotations in the cloud a little bit," Herlihy said.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon reached out to the National Weather Service to learn more about what the video captured, which appears to show a large, rotating wall cloud with multiple small funnels/vortices… just shy of touching down.

There were no injuries or significant damage reported in Woodstock as a result of the rotating wall cloud.

Some more storms were moving through the southwestern part of the state on Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and thunder and lightning.

Read Mark’s full Technical Discussion here.  

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