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Funnel cloud in Texas City (Photo courtesy of John Gerhardt)

(TEXAS CITY, TX) — A funnel cloud was reported near Texas City on Monday.

Texas City residents began making reports after suddenly seeing a funnel cloud over the southeast side of the city near the dike. According to the Texas City Office of Emergency Management, the funnel cloud was moving east at 5 mph.

“It came down about halfway down the skyline and never touched down, and then after a couple seconds it went back up,” Derek Duckett with the OEM said.

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A Tornado Warning was in effect for Galveston County, but it expired at 1:15 p.m.

Even though the skies were not dark and the wind was not whipping in different directions, Duckett said these funnel clouds need to be treated with respect.

“They usually dissipate within a couple of minutes of being sighted, but just don’t be outside and don’t try to get outside and take pictures of it,” Duckett said.

The National Weather Service in League City said brief funnel clouds are possible in Harris County until 4 p.m.

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