Water Spout Spotted off Mayport | Weather

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Water Spout Spotted off Mayport
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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.

If you saw the water spout as well, please send your photos into us or you can post them on our Facebook page.

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