Shocking video shows APOCALYPTIC waterspout off the coast of Florida

The waterspout that occurred in the Panhandle region is the fifth waterspout forming in the country

Shocking video shows APOCALYPTIC waterspout off the coast of Florida
The waterspout was spotted off the coast of Destin, Florida (@BooFreeman/Instagram)
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DESTIN, FLORIDA: Dramatic waterspout emerged over coastal waters in northwest Florida on Tuesday, August 16. It further led to thunder and tornado along with lightning storms that rocked the area. According to DailyMail, the waterspout is said to have sent chills down to the residents' spines as they passed the coastal area on Tuesday morning.

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The waterspout was spotted around 7 am at the Emerald Coast, specifically in the Panhandle region. The waterspout was sparked by intense storms flowing all over the sky. A waterspout can be stated as a twirling column of air and water mist. It is a whirlwind occurring over the sea and other water resources. Recently, the country has been going through similar instances of floods and tornadoes.

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A resident of the Panhandle region shared a video of the phenomenon on his Instagram page and captioned it, "Silver shells What a morning ! Wow 🤩 🙏🙃😎". In a report by Accuweather, Jess Ferrel, senior weather editor stated, "It looks like this was a legitimate tornado over water formed by a supercell thunderstorm, not a weak waterspout spun up from a rain shower." Weather data also indicated that a strong thunderstorm appeared near the shoreline that triggered the funnel, which was moving southeast across the sea. The colossal funnel was seen flowing in the Gulf of Mexico with dark, gray clouds hanging at the top and lightning cracking in the sky around it.

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Later, the National Weather Service issued a special marine warning shortly after the waterspout appeared, requesting boaters and swimmers to stay out of the water. The waterspout that occurred in the Panhandle region is the fifth waterspout forming in the country. However, there is a lack of data in assessing this weather phenomenon and experts are not sure how often they typically occur. Meteorologist Jeff Castle also shared a snapshot of the waterspout on his Twitter handle.

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Another waterspout formed earlier this month in Maryland that was much more destructive than that appeared in Panhandle. This waterspout occurred at the interiors of Smith Island around 9 pm on August 4, 2022. Homes and buildings were leveled when the waterspout morphed into a terrifying tornado. No death or injuries were reported in the case of Smith Island waterspout formation. The funnel swept across Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay demolishing several houses and buildings.The Waterspout occurred at Panhandle is the fifth waterspout formation in the country (@Merv Pilgrim/Twitter)

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The Waterspout occurred at Panhandle is the fifth waterspout formation in the country (@Merv Pilgrim/Twitter)

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