This image won Readers Choice in The Week in Pictures the week of June 19 - 26, 2008. This unbelievable image was taken by a Citizen Journalist and put us as close to a funnel cloud as we'd ever been. With our reader's regular response to amazing nature images, it's no surprise this image won the reader's vote.
A huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa, on June 10, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. The Globe Gazette and Mitchell County Press News reported that Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Mehmen said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported.