|Waterspout Outbreak - Key West, FL
May 17th 2005
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|NWS in Key West posted a moderate
risk for waterspouts on this day and
everything looked like it was going to
happen close to Key West. I kept
watching the cloud lines all afternoon.
Finally at about 5pm there was a short
lived thin waterspout north of Cudjoe
Key. Then a nice cell went up over Key
West with a trailing cloud line
streaming off to the east. All of the
waterspouts developed directly on the
updraft of this cell and just kept
forming till sunset hours. We did not
even count the funnels but I would
estimate about eight or nine
waterspouts total this evening.
|Twin Mature Waterspouts at 6:52pm
|Jim Edds is always
nearby as also
confirmed by the
NWS in Key west
|7:33 pm It`s already after sunset but
they just keep forming...
|At 7:54pm it`s almost dark and visibility is becoming a factor.
A great couple of hours that made for some nice footage in 2005.
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