Amazing Waterspout Recorded Around the World: Europe, USA, Australia, Bahamas – May 2013

Waterspout Injidup beach right near Swings South Western Australia - May 16 2013

Waterspout at Injidup beach right near Swings South Western Australia – May 16 2013

 

Here a compilation of Waterspouts’ videos that happened around the world (USA: Arkansas and Florida, Croatia, Bahamas, Honduras) in May 2013.

Waterspout at Lake Ouchita in Arkansas – May 30 2013

 

A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water, connected to a cumuliform cloud.

 

Waterspout off of Kefalonia Greece - May 8 2013

Waterspout off of Kefalonia Greece – May 8 2013

In the common form, it is a non-supercell tornado over water. While it is often weaker than most of its land counterparts, stronger versions spawned by mesocyclones do occur.

Waterspouts off of Kermer Turkey - May 13 2013

Waterspouts off of Kermer Turkey – May 13 2013

Waterspouts do not suck up water; the water seen in the main funnel cloud is actually water droplets formed by condensation.

 

Waterspout moves over car on the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys U.S. May 22 2013

 

Many waterspouts form in the tropics.

 

Waterspout in Corozal Honduras – May 3 2013

 

Waterspouts off of Green Turtle Cay Abacos Bahamas – May 3 2013

 

But locations at higher latitude within temperate zones also report waterspouts, such as Europe, New Zealand and the Great Lakes.

 

Amazing Waterspout near Dubrovnik in Croatia – May 30 2013

 

Although rare, waterspouts have been observed in connection with lake-effect snow precipitation bands.

 

Huge Waterspout in Marathon Florida – May 22 2013

 

Waterspouts have a five-part life cycle: formation of a dark spot on the water surface, spiral pattern on the water surface, formation of a spray ring, development of the visible condensation funnel, and ultimately decay.

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