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Slightly unusual weather for our area. Just spouting off.
Waterspout chases sailor in Oyster Bay -- Newsday.com

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No........Thank God, but I did see a similar thing somewhere just south of New Orleans a few years back.......I was far enough away to appreciate the picture but close enough to be a little scared......

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I have seen a few of those in Miami, crazy weather so far north though! I live in western Mass and we actually had tornado warnings yesterday!!
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waterspouts in Montreal

We never see waterspouts around here (Montreal, Canada) but had two within a month this last june. No damage even if one of them passed by a small marina. Apparently, waterspouts have relatively low-level of energy, at least compared to tornados. In fact, it dies as soon as it leaves water...

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Trombe d’eau à Montréal en vidéos | CentPapiers

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We had a waterspout up on the north end of Narragansett bay a few weeks ago. They seem to be getting more common.

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I was coming down the sound yesterday trying to avoid those thunderstorms. There were two really big storms. One in Connecticut sat over Fairfield county for a long time dropping a ton of water. The one over the island was really fierce. Right down the middle of the sound was clear sky but seas were really running and the wind was up in the 25kt vicinity. Managed to skirt around the back of the monster storm and snuck into huntington before another batch of storms rolled through. I'm glad I was on the outside looking in on those two beasts.

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Waterspouts are a pretty common occurrence in the Keys during the summer. I've seen them at a distance sailing, but we've outrun 'em numerous times on a skiff while fishing in the backcountry. Especially so around Flamingo, on Rankin Bay. Here's a shot of one behind my brothers house in Tavernier.
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Yep.
Got chased by one leaving Marathon Key about 3 years ago.
That was an experience I could have lived without. Fortunately, it didn't catch me and died out when I got into the Gulf Stream.

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When I was working on the east side of the delta in the Gulf of Mexico. I saw six water spouts in one afternoon. Had to move away from the platform for safety reasons due to them. It had appeared that a couple of them were headed our way.
After that weather front moved on we went back to the platform and continued working.

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