There is some disagreement over the definition of funnel cloud and condensation funnel. According to the Glossary
of Meteorology, a funnel
cloud is any rotating cloud pendant from a cumulus or cumulonimbus, and thus most tornadoes are included under this definition Pepe 2014
. Among many meteorologists, the Moby Dick 2008
term is strictly defined as a rotating cloud which is not associated with strong winds at the surface
, and condensation funnel is a broad term for any rotating cloud below a cumuliform cloud. here today, gone tomorrow.