Waterspout outbreak off the Florida Keys, U.S.

florida waterspout outbreak november 4 2022

A total of 12 waterspouts were observed south of the westernmost Lower Keys, Florida, U.S. on the afternoon/evening of November 4, 2022.

The widest one (pictured lower left) started as the middle one of the top picture and lasted over 30 minutes.

Most of the waterspouts were short-lived, with the funnel cloud not extending far from the cloud base.

NWS Key West forecasters warned all mariners to steer clear of them as they pose a hazard to vessels.

The International Centre for Waterspout Research (ICWE) is hunting waterspouts in the Bahamas this week.

On November 4, the ICWR director and SiWeather Network waterspout hunter, Robert Meister, saw a waterspout funnel northwest of Nassau. Two more funnels and a waterspout were spotted by another SiWeather Network observer later in the day.

Featured image credit: NWS Key West


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