Officials Warn “Dangerous” Waterspouts To Strike Michigan This Week

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Speaking live on WWJ Newsradio 950 on August 3rd, 2020, AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore warned Michigan residents about dangerous waterspouts coming in the next couple of days.

“We could see a shower or thunderstorm, especially when we get into the afternoon and evening,” Dean explained to WWJ Newsradio 950, according to MSN.

“Any of those could have gusty winds over land and could trigger some waterspouts over the bigger lakes. Watch for that potential later today, especially closer to Detroit.”

Waterspout potential over Lake Michigan today….. The potential continues. The Weather Service reports a waterspout…

Posted by Tom Skilling on Monday, August 3, 2020

A waterspout is an intense tunnel-shaped cloud that occurs over a body of water. As the end of the summer season approaches in Michigan, this weather phenomenon is frequent each year over the Great Lakes.

According to Weather.Gov, the belief that a waterspout is nothing more than a tornado over water is only partially true. Depending on how they form, waterspouts come in two types: tornadic and fair weather.

Waterspouts. Read more on the Great Lakes waterspouts here: https://www.weather.gov/apx/waterspout

Posted by Tom Skilling on Monday, August 3, 2020

Tornadic waterspouts begin like tornadoes over land with a thunderstorm and then move out over the water. They are very destructive. Fair weather waterspouts form only over open water. They are usually less dangerous and can last between two to twenty minutes.

Waterspout formations typically occur during the late summer and fall when cold air passes over warm waters of the Great Lakes. The large temperature differences between the warm water and the cold air create the waterspout.

Based on several things such as water temperature and air temperature, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the likelihood of waterspouts and issued warnings to the local residents.

Waterspout making landfall between Leland and Northport, MI.

Posted by Halley McDonald on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What should you do when a waterspouts warning is issued and you live in Michigan next to the Great Lakes?

If you live on a boat or a person living along the coast of the Great Lakes, Weather.gov suggests you should be prepared to quickly seek a safe place or to find a way out of the path of the waterspout. The best source of forecast information according to Weather.Gov is NOAA Weather Radio. It provides continuous forecasts and warnings 24 hours a day.

Watch The Video of A Michigan Resident Who Captured A Waterspout Last year Without Even Leaving His Home

WATERSPOUT: A Michigan resident captured a waterspout spinning across Lake Huron—without even leaving his home. Just off the thumb of lower Michigan…https://abcn.ws/2zu3H9b

Posted by AndrewZinthemorning on Tuesday, August 27, 2019