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A picture of a waterspout
On the morning of Sunday August 17...Captain James Ezell took pictures of a
waterspout just off of Carolina Beach. In this picture...the circulation extends
all the way down to the water. The debris/water cloud is barley visible if you
look carefully.
A picture of a waterspout
In this picture the circulation remains intact. outflow or surge is
elongating the rotation.
A picture of a waterspout
The circulation is further elongated in this final picture...but still extends to
the surface. The debris/water cloud can be seen if you look carefully.