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Forecasters: Cold-core funnel clouds possible this afternoon

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A pilot reported seeing a funnel cloud between Wilsonville and Aurora this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

It happened at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday and didn't touch the ground. The pilot said the funnel dissipated then reformed before dissipating again.  The pilot verified he saw rotation and that it was a small funnel with tight circulation, according to the storm report.

More cold-core funnels are possible this afternoon, the NWS said.

According to the FOX 12 Weather Blog, there was also a report of a possible funnel cloud touching down on a state building in Salem and causing minor damage. The report remains unconfirmed, however.

FOX 12 meteorologists said the potential for pop-up thunderstorms and funnel clouds will last until 7 p.m.

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