A Cyclone the Size of a Barrel

We are not fans of cyclones of any size.  Here’s a weather report from the August 1, 1902 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Last Wednesday evening about seven o’clock some of our citizens saw a small sized cyclone up in the air to the east.  It formed in a small rain cloud and made a downward and upward move and then bursted up and disappeared.  it looked to be about the size of a barrel at the top and run down to a peak, but, we imagine, if it had of dropped on one of our streets it would have looked as big as a mountain, and the most of our citizens would have had very important business to see to in their caves.