Freeport, Illinois — August 16, 2017 — At 7:43 p.m. this evening the Cedarville Fire Protection District reported a possible funnel cloud spotted near Bolton Road southwest of Rt. 20. The report came in at 19:43 hours, the department stated.
At 7:47 p.m. the department said they did not have confirmation and that the alert was due to one 911 caller who reported seeing a funnel cloud. Freeport City Fire department is said to have been dispatched to confirm sighting. At 7:55 p.m. Cedarville Fire reported that there has been no further sightings or confirmation of the report.
While confirmation of an actual funnel cloud forming was not established in this case, it never hurts to keep your eyes to the sky and report any suspicious cloud activity during a storm.
Be safe everyone.