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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:00 PM

Holy Shit... Today's WaterSpout In Australia !!!



And: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50135420n


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Reply Holy Shit... Today's WaterSpout In Australia !!! (Original post)
WillyT Nov 2012 OP
neverforget Nov 2012 #1
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #2
greytdemocrat Nov 2012 #3
WillyT Nov 2012 #8
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #11
trumad Nov 2012 #21
warrior1 Nov 2012 #4
WillyT Nov 2012 #6
Sedona Nov 2012 #20
SalviaBlue Nov 2012 #16
dchill Nov 2012 #17
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #5
2naSalit Nov 2012 #7
smccarter Nov 2012 #9
WillyT Nov 2012 #12
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #15
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #10
Skittles Nov 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #14
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #18
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #19
malaise Nov 2012 #22

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:02 PM

1. Damn!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. Jeeeeezus H. W. Schmidt!

That is the biggest waterspout I've ever seen!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:07 PM

3. Cool.

But hardly earth shattering. We get them here in SW Florida all the time.

I've seen them in the Bahamas drop out of fairly boring looking clouds.

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:27 PM

8. Are They Usually That Thick ???

The ones we've seen on the West Coast are fairly uncommon... and thin...



The one in Australia looked like a monster. Are yours that big ???








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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:44 PM

11. I live in the Keys

And I've never seen one that big.

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 AM

21. You're right---we get them in Florida all the time...

but out of the many I have seen---I've never seen one that big.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:10 PM

4. I wonder how many fish where sucked up.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:13 PM

6. Is That A Cod In Your Codpiece... Or Are You Just Happy To See Me ???








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Response to WillyT (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:30 AM

20. I'm really glad I'm not the only one thinking that nt

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:48 PM

16. Is that what makes it rain fish 20 miles inland?


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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:54 PM

17. I'd say that's a good bet.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:12 PM

5. Wowzers!!!!!

That guy must be nuts. I'd be looking for a hole to hide in.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:13 PM

7. Dang!

That's intense.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:28 PM

9. ex-meteorologist here... Air Force...

That's a cool video.

I've seen a cold air funnel cloud and 1 tornado in all the years I manned a weather office (14), and none since. Several aircraft mishaps however.

That's a big funnel.

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Response to smccarter (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:51 PM

12. Thank You For Your Expertise... And Service !!!



Welcome to DU !!!




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Response to smccarter (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:45 PM

15. Welcome to DU

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:37 PM

10. Gynormous.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:40 PM

13. that is SO COOL!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:42 PM

14. On land we call those things tornadoes.

I wonder where this sucker would fall in the F scale?

And more importantly, how common are they.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:02 AM

18. No idea what the F scale would be

But aren't tornadoes formed differently than most waterspouts?
I've seen footage of waterspouts in clear skies, formed, I think, from hot air rising off the surface of the ocean.
This one looks like a tornado formed over the water.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:46 AM

19. Yeah, there are non-tornadic waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts.

Most are non-tornadic

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:43 AM

22. Freaking wow!

Rec

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