|Waterspouts - July 12th, 2004 - Islamorada, FL
by Martin Kucera
(c)2004 - FloridaLightning.com
|Every storm chaser is going to intercept something like the smallest waterspout or tornado or a relatively weak hurricane.
It does not mean the event is any less exciting or enriching at all. Well, this was the day for me.
This was the smallest waterspout I have ever seen in my life. I wondered how it came to survive for so long
and how such a narrow vortex can hold together given its length.
|The mature waterspout is on the left The tiny funnel
progressing from the bottom of the cloud line on the very
right side of the picture later becomes a waterspout. But it is
too dark for my older camcorder to pick it up.
|The Florida Bay just before sunset. The light was so low it
took me a minute to adjust my eyes to be able to spot the
waterspout. If you were not looking for one you would
certainly not be able to find it.
|If it were not for a light spot in the background I would
have never noticed these waterspouts.
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