PHOTOS: Waterspouts Spotted Over Lake Erie

Thursday July 10th, 2014

Posted at 12:24pm

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Photos by the Pelee Island Heritage Centre

Waterspouts have been spotted over Lake Erie and Environment Canada issued a waterspout watch earlier today.

Several people reported seeing waterspouts on the lake this morning. Waterspouts, or funnel clouds over water, had been spawning from thunderstorms over the lake.

Waterspouts are weak, rotating columns of air over water that do not actually suck up water.

Boaters were advised to take precautions.

The waterspout watch ended at noon.

Photos by the Pelee Island Heritage Centre

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