Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WEATHER PHENOMENON: Intense Columnar Vortex - Waterspout Filmed Off Torrey Pines, California; And Waterspout Filmed in Grand Bahama! [VIDEOS]

A waterspout spotted off of Torrey Pines.@ pittsburghsteez

March 30, 2016 - EARTH - A waterspout was seen by San Diegans over Torrey Pines, California Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Grand Bahama after lightning and waterspouts appeared in Freeport on Tuesday.

Waterspout filmed off Torrey Pines, California

According to NOAA's National Weather Service, waterspouts fall into two categories: fair weather waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts.

Typically, fair weather waterspouts dissipate rapidly when they make landfall, and rarely penetrate far inland.

WATCH: Waterspout seen over Torrey Pines.

Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water, or move from land to water.

They have the same characteristics as a land tornado, according to the NOAA's National Weather Service. - CBS8.

Waterspout filmed in Grand Bahama

Forecaster Neil Armstrong advised people to remain indoors and stay away from windows. The department also advised people not to go into the water and harbour personnel should be particularly careful while at marinas protect to their vessels.
Strong lightning strikes were seen throughout the day. A cell phone video was sent to The Tribune, showing a waterspout that was spotted near a food store on Queen's Highway in Grand Bahama.

"There are some possible further waterspouts and some possible tornado warnings due to a frontal boundary pushing into northwest Bahamas," Mr Armstrong said.

The current weather warning was issued at 4.30pm and will last until 8pm on Tuesday, after which other updates may follow.

WATCH: Waterspout in Grand Bahama.

- The Tribune.


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