LUDINGTON, Mich. (WJBK) - A funnel cloud spotted over on the west side of the state Tuesday in Ludington. It formed over the city as a form of hail and strong winds swept through the area.
Someone captured video of the funnel cloud outside the junior high and high school.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids confirmed the sighting of the funnel cloud in a Facebook post.
The National Weather Service explained it started as a water spout over Lake Michigan, underneath a developing shower which grew tall enough to form graupel.
"Waterspouts dissipate fairly quickly after reaching shore, but the funnel cloud can persist and any remnant ground circulation could produce a wind gust over 50 mph before diminishing," the National Weather Service wrote.
Graupel is granular snow pellets, and also sometimes called soft hail. The National Weather Service confirmed you can see graupel in the video as well.
You can see the full recorded video of the funnel cloud above.