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Funnel cloud, dust devil spotted over Oahu

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Sunday funnel cloud seen over Kunia | Courtesy Melissa Wall Hopkins Sunday funnel cloud seen over Kunia | Courtesy Melissa Wall Hopkins
Dust Devil over Aloun Farms Sunday | Photo Terry Reis Dust Devil over Aloun Farms Sunday | Photo Terry Reis
Funnel cloud spotted Saturday near Waiau District Park. Image Courtesy: Stacy Roman Funnel cloud spotted Saturday near Waiau District Park. Image Courtesy: Stacy Roman
Funnel cloud seen from Schofield Barracks | Courtesy Bri Sisti via Facebook Funnel cloud seen from Schofield Barracks | Courtesy Bri Sisti via Facebook
MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

At least one funnel cloud and a dust devil were spotted on Oahu Sunday afternoon.

Viewers sent in photos of a funnel cloud that was seen from the Waipahu and Kunia areas. 

Meanwhile, several others snapped a photo of a dust devil near Aloun Farms in West Oahu. A dust devil which usually happens in sunny conditions and has a circulation that goes upward. Funnel clouds extend from overhead clouds; a funnel cloud becomes a tornado when it touches the ground.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a statement earlier Sunday cautioning that weather conditions were right for funnel clouds to form.

Conditions were similar to Saturday, when a funnel cloud was reported over Mililani during a period of heavy rain.

The National Weather Service said the funnel cloud was seen at about 1:47 p.m. Saturday. The cloud did not reach the ground.

If funnel clouds extend to the ground, forecasters said they can produce dangerous winds. Stay safe by remaining alert to changing weather conditions.

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