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Funnel cloud appears near Santa Paula

Funnel cloud seen forming over Ventura County
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A funnel cloud appeared in the skies near Santa Paula Tuesday afternoon. 

The National Weather Service said it happened at about 3:20 p.m. Video showed the funnel emerging from a large cloud above the Ventura County city.

A funnel cloud is a column of condensed water droplets mixed with a rotating wind column. It typically looks cone-shaped, similar to a tornado.

However, the rotating cone does not touch the ground. If it did, it would be classified as a tornado. 

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The funnel cloud appeared at about 3:20 p.m. KCAL News

There was no damage reported. A funnel cloud is a rare occurrence in Southern California. 

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