Funnel clouds near Wadsworth prompt sirens, but residents have no reason for concern

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WADSWORTH – A few cold air funnels have shown up in a few places this evening, but these are not tornadoes.

If you have heard any sirens tonight (as the ones that went off in Wadsworth at 8:30 p.m.), you can rest easy. There are no tornado warnings in the area.

Wadsworth Police Department posted on their Facebook page to tell residents not to worry:

WPD Officers and several citizens witnessed a weather phenomena that is rarely witnessed in our area but not uncommon in northeast Ohio.

Funnel clouds were spotted close to the ground in eastern Wadsworth prompting the activation of the tornado sirens out of an abundance of caution.

These clouds are rather dramatic in appearance but typically do not cause damage if they touch down. However, at the time officers reacted on what they were directly observing.

There is a special weather statement that was issued alerting residents about these cold air funnels.