Water Spout Touches Down on Paradise Island

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July 18, 2011

A water spout touched down on Paradise Island at 4:10pm today

Water spout touches down on Paradise Island bahamas

This picture was taken outside the BahamasLocal.com office at 4:10pm 18th July 2011.

Shortly after 4 p.m today, the team at Bahamas Local watched as a waterspout formed on the eastern end of the Paradise Island.  Behind the waterspout was a wall of rain along with some thunder and lightning.  Being experienced is the outer bands of tropical storm Bret which is projected to move away from The Bahamas.

What is a Water Spout?

A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water and is connected to a cumuliform cloud. In the common form, it is a non-supercell tornado over water. While it is often weaker than most of its land counterparts, stronger versions spawned by mesocyclones do occur. Waterspouts do not suck up water; the water seen in the main funnel cloud is actually water droplets formed by condensation.

News date : 07/18/2011    Category : Weather, Bahamas Local Stories

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nicola  Mon, 2011/07/18 - 04:27 PM

cool...but glad i wasnt there to see it

Nessa  Mon, 2011/07/18 - 04:27 PM

Saw this first hand. It was incredible to watch the funnel cloud form and then touch down. It lasted for a little more than 5 minutes.

Nick  Mon, 2011/07/18 - 06:36 PM

Awesome picture!

Danny  Mon, 2011/07/18 - 08:38 PM

my mother got scared, ran away, and left me at the waterpark

Chris  Fri, 2011/07/29 - 12:00 AM

I saw it from harborside. craziest thing ive ever seen!

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