Water Spout Spotted off Mayport | Weather
MAYPORT, Fla. -- A photo snapped by Amanda Kitchen around 3:12 p.m., shows a waterspout off shore from Mayport.
With each storm cell that moves toward shore, wind shear naturally occurs when winds moving out of the storm converge with a land breeze. Mix all this with some warm water that's evaporating into the storm and there is an uplift needed to build the water spout.
Simply put, a water spout is a tornado over water. However, these are typically much weaker than a land tornado, and rarely cause damage as they usually fall apart when moving toward land.
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