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Earth Sense: Waterspouts can be dangerous when they reach land

POSTED: August 11, 2013 12:40 a.m.

Vacationers at the Florida Coast and at the Great Lakes had a good chance to see a waterspout this season. Because of its close resemblance to a tornado, a waterspout can look really frightening. What makes it so distinctly visible is the column of water that’s hurled upward by the swirling wind.


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