Posted by: mrpeatie | June 7, 2009

Charleston Waterspouts

Two waterspouts were spotted earlier this week in the Charleston area. The first one was off Edisto beach on Thursday and the second one was spotted over the Cooper River near the Ravenel Bridge yesterday. Pics are from Live5News and their Twitter feed. They also posted some video of the Ravenel Bridge waterspout. And if you were wondering why there were no tornado warnings for these storms, it’s because waterspouts aren’t really tornadoes…sort of.

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  1. […] two waterspouts that formed in the Charleston area over the last couple of days were part of storms that did not have tornado warnings associated with […]

  2. […] Have there always been this many waterspouts in the Charleston area? Another one was spotted earlier this morning off the Isle of Palms. This picture by Shevlin […]


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