Funnel cloud spotted near Ellensburg

Funnel cloud spotted near Ellensburg

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — A woman captured video of a funnel cloud from her front porch off Vantage Highway outside Ellensburg.

Kayla Evans said she shot the video about 12 miles east of Ellensburg on Tuesday between 11:45 a.m. and noon.

The National Weather Service confirmed that the event did not touch the ground, meaning it was only a funnel cloud and not a tornado.

They also confirmed that it wasn’t dangerous and was likely caused by the hilly terrain below.

This was at least the second funnel cloud spotted in Kittitas County in just over a month.

In mid-August, a number of people sent photos to KAPP-KVEW of a funnel cloud that formed near the Secret Canyon northeast of Ellensburg.