Funnel cloud in East Idaho

A funnel cloud reaches for the ground between Rigby and Bone on Sunday. Soon after this photo was taken, the funnel cloud became an actual tornado when it touched down east of Bone around 4 p.m. Sunday.

UPDATE BY IDAHO STATE JOURNAL:

The National Weather Service reports that a tornado apparently touched down east of Bone in Southeast Idaho.

The twister touched down around 4 p.m. Sunday and witnesses said via social media that it was not on the ground for very long before dissipating.

The weather service said it appears that the tornado did not cause any injuries or damage.

Bone is a small community located southeast of Idaho Falls and northeast of Blackfoot.

The weather service said it's received photos showing that the tornado touched down east of Bone but will investigate further to determine the twister's size and exactly how long it was on the ground. The funnel cloud that later became the tornado was visible from several miles away, the weather service said.

Last Sunday a tornado occurred near Blackfoot and stayed on the ground for about 15 minutes. That tornado did not cause any injuries either but it did inflict some damage, uprooting several trees and smashing a greenhouse. 

Map showing Bone

ORIGINAL STORY BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

TWO TORNADO WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DECLARED IN SOUTHEAST IDAHO. BOTH WARNINGS ARE DESCRIBED BELOW.

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a tornado Warning for northwestern Caribou County, north central Bannock County and southeastern Bingham County in Southeastern Idaho until 4:30 PM Sunday.

At 4:05 PM Sunday, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles northeast of Fort Hall Mount Putnam or 11 miles northwest of Chesterfield Reservoir, and is nearly stationary.

Weather spotters reported a funnel cloud has formed.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of northwestern Caribou, north central Bannock and southeastern Bingham counties, including the following locations: Trail Creek Campground.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Tornado Warning for central Bonneville County and east central Bingham County in Southeastern Idaho until 4:30 PM Sunday.

At 3:59 PM Sunday, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Bone or 16 miles east of Goshen, and is nearly stationary.

Weather spotters have reported a funnel cloud has formed.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

This dangerous storm will be near Bone around 3:59 PM Sunday.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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