Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cancun Waterspout Video

Interesting video on YouTube capturing a rather large waterspout as it moved onshore in Cancun earlier this month.  Toward the end of the video, if you look closely you can see people sitting out on their beach chairs, completely oblivious to what was approaching.  Fortunately for them, the winds associated with waterspouts are typically much weaker as compared to tornadoes.

You'll also note the lack of any kind of "funnel cloud" associated with the circulation.  This is also fairly unusual for waterspouts, which typically have a pretty ominous looking condensation funnel associated with them.  To illustrate this point, please see some other photos of waterspouts below:

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