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'Exciting looking' cloud in Canby not a tornado

CANBY, Ore. - Dana, a KATU viewer, sent us this great photo of a menacing-looking cloud sweeping through Canby Wednesday afternoon.


Was it a tornado?


KATU's Meteorologist Dave Salesky looked at the photo and had his doubts, because it had no signs of rotation. But to get a second opinion, we sent the photo to the National Weather Service for further examination.


The NWS said the cloud certainly was "exciting looking," but determined it wasn't a tornado because, again, there were no signs of rotation.


Salesky called it a "low-hanging cumulus cloud."


A look at ViPir2 Radar showed that heavy showers were moving through the Aurora-Canby area this afternoon. But there were no signs of rotation.


Nevertheless, a great shot, Dana.


If you have any cool weather-related photos, you can tweet them to us using the hashtag #LiveOnK2 on Twitter or email them, like Dana did, to newstips@katu.com.

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