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Photo gallery of dramatic wall cloud over Frazee, DL Monday night

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 th...

Taken in Frazee (Photo submitted by Michelle Tollefson)
Taken in Frazee (Photo submitted by Michelle Tollefson)

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.

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