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Waterspouts: 6 Things You Didn't Know

Becky Kellogg | TWC
Published: March 12, 2013

Key West, Fla.

Key West, Fla.

iWitness weather user twojbutlers826 wrote: This appeared after a storm had been rolling through on my drive down to Key West...the rain cleared from the roads and off to my left this amazing waterspout formed. My first experience, and it was AMAZING!!

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Tornadoes....Over Water!

Waterspouts are one of my favorite meteorological phenomena.  They combine the swirling power of a tornado with a large body of body of water to create an entrancing sight.

We gathered some of the best waterspout photos uploaded to our iWitness weather page and we asked Tornado Expert Dr. Greg Forbes to weigh in on them.  We came up with 5 surprising facts you may not have known about waterspouts.  Read and enjoy!

 


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