10TV Viewers Capture Image Of Ominous Cloud In Southeast Ohio

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An ominous cloud in southeast Ohio had 10TV viewers reaching for their phones and cameras.

People from Jackson, Wellston, and Wheelersburg were among weather spotters sending us pictures of the corkscrew cloud.
10TV Meteorologist Mike Davis explains that this kind of cloud is what is called a Low Precipitation Supercell or LPS.
They are caused by an updraft in a storm system. These kinds of clouds are often what storm chasers look for when they are anticipating tornados. They are typically low in precipitation but they can generate hail and tornadoes.
They show up more clearly than other clouds because they are unmasked by rain.