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Funnel clouds make another very public appearance

Funnel clouds make another very public appearance »Play Video

Fresh off a tornado attempting to crash a couple's wedding in Kansas last month comes new video of a funnel cloud making a very visible appearance at a high school graduation in New Jersey on Thursday.

Matthew Blanchard took this video at Absegami High School in Galloway, where the class of 2012 was celebrating their achievement on the football field.

At first I was a bit perplexed to hear what appears to be the crowd cheering the budding tornado (it never did touch the ground) but I think it was right at the point where the students were officially announced as graduated.

There is no word whether the ceremonies were sped up a bit to get everyone out of harm's way, but no one was hurt -- which is pretty lucky since funnel cloud aside, having a few hundred people out in an open football field as lightning was obviously striking nearby was a fairly dangerous situation.