Tuesday’s violent storm was a ‘microburst’ or ‘downburst’ preceded by a ‘gust …

The downburst photographed from Canton appears as a funnel due to the strong inflow jet at its rear, from the left. Photo by Danielle Tracy.

  Anna Costanzo photographed the storm billowing up next to Lawrence Avenue Elementary School as it moved west. Many people who were watching the sky when the big storm hit last week swear they saw a funnel cloud, and some even got photographs. The National Weather Service said the violent …