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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)