This is an overview shot of a “mothership” meso and wall cloud looking southwestward in Louisa County VA, not far from Wares Crossroad at the intersection of Routes 208 and 522.  I found this open vantage point from which to watch this system approach (rain shaft is visible on the right).  I did call in a spotter report to NWS Wakefield, which issued a severe TS warning with rotation notice.  I watched this cell for a number of minutes before the rain got too close and managed to get this closeup view of the meso from almost underneath:

I never did see anything I could identify as a funnel but you can bet my attention was riveted on this rain free base the entire time I sat there.

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