One suggestion is the funnel cloud may have actually been a “landspout.” Wayne County North Carolina on Monday evening. A friend of mine reported seeing a funnel cloud and reported it to the NWS, according to meteorologists, no rotation was detected in the system, so no tornado warning was issued.
Looks like a tornado for sure given the debris cloud. Based on surface obs from Monday it looks like there was a stationary front draped over that area along with weak flow aloft, so I'd assume landspout.
A reminder to all- don’t confuse diffuse condensation near the base of the funnel with debris Surveys found no signs of damage. No branches down, no garbage cans tipped over, nothing. If it didn’t do a lick of damage on the ground, I cannot fathom how it lifted debris.