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Longboat Key Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019 7 months ago

Nature spouts off

Waterspout sighted off Longboat Key.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

It's a twister, it's a twister . . . 

No, not exactly. For the record, it was the beginnings of a waterspout — a tornado over water — that Longboaters spotted on Sunday around noon. 

Storms that can spawn waterspouts aren't particularly rare over the Gulf of Mexico on a  summer day. And, here's the good news, they rarely hold together long enough to reach land. 


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