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Photo gallery of dramatic DL wall cloud

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Taken in Frazee (Photo submitted by Michelle Tollefson)9 / 15
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A spectacular, vibrant wall cloud that hung over Detroit Lakes Monday night caught everyone's attention, but according to WDAY Meteorologist John Wheeler, this was a weather event that had "more bark than bite". Although many spectators feared this was a funnel cloud that developed over the Detroit Lakes area around 9 p.m., Wheeler had some calming news.

"It's funnel shaped, but it's not a funnel cloud — it's a wall cloud," said Wheeler, who says there was rotation within the wall cloud and condensation gave it an inflow tail, but says the brief thunderstorm was not all that powerful.

Paula Quam

Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes and Perham, both in Minnesota.

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