Behold the Phenomenon of Waterspouts

StoryfulNewsPublished: June 30, 2017
Published: June 30, 2017

A waterspout is a column of cloud-filled wind that rotates over water. There are two types: fair weather waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts. Both are different, but are equally fascinating. According to the NOAA, fair weather waterspouts develop on the surface of bodies of water, with the wind moving upwards, whereas tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over, or move from land to water. Tornadic waterspouts are considered the most threatening, with the potential to reach land and create land tornadoes. Fair weather waterspouts are quite safe as they’re clouds of humidity that exist in tropical areas and indicate developing storms. Credit: Various via Storyful

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