Results for: Waterspout

In Meteorology and Weather

How does a waterspout start?

Scientists believe that tornadoes and waterspouts begin in severe thunderstorms called a supercells and are caused by a vertical wind sheer; a wind that changes direction as i (MORE)
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What is a waterspout?

A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as afunnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water and isconnected to a cumuliform cloud. In other words, (MORE)
In Tornadoes

Where do Waterspouts happen?

Waterspouts happen on bodies of water such as a lake or sea. They are most common in warm climates.
In Meteorology and Weather

When do waterspouts form?

Waterspouts most often form when storms develop over water that is warmer than the air.
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Are waterspouts harmful?

\n. \n. \nYes! It is best to avoid waters if there is a warning in the area. Waterspouts can destroy and damage ships. They have been cause people's ships were destroyed be (MORE)
In Tornadoes

How does a waterspout work?

Water has a very high specific heat capacity, meaning that a body of water will not change temperature very easily. As a result it is not uncommon for some bodies of water to (MORE)
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Can waterspouts be forecasted?

To a limited degree, yes. While we have no way of predicting where a specific waterspout may or may not form, it is possible to predict the general conditions that can lead to (MORE)
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Why are waterspouts dangerous?

Waterspouts are primarily a danger to boaters as they can capsizesmall boats. Waterspouts can also occasionally move onto land andcause damage. However, they are usually not a (MORE)
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Where are waterspouts found?

Waterspouts can be found anywhere, its like a dust devil in water, except water, not dust.
In Tornadoes

Is a waterspout a tornado?

Yes it is a tornado over the water. However it is easier for a tornado to form over water and is generally smaller and weaker. Waterspouts are generally not officially count (MORE)