Friday, April 29, 2016

WEATHER PHENOMENON: Intense Columnar Vortex - Rare Waterspout Touches Down On Lake Berryessa, California! [VIDEO]

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April 29, 2016 - CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - A fisherman on Lake Berryessa in Napa County didn't catch any trout Wednesday, but he did capture video of a rare waterspout.

The clip, provided by Matt Allen's Bassin Guide Service, showed the spout briefly touching down on the lake at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The waterspout was a type referred to as a "tornadic waterspout," or essentially a tornado that formed over water.

They have the same characteristics as a land tornado and often appear amid severe thunderstorms and are sometimes accompanied by high winds, large hail and lightning.

The waterspout was driven by the same storm caused hail and lightning from Angwin south and east to Fairfield.

WATCH: Huge waterspout on Lake Berryessa.

- CBS.

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