Thunder storms? Yup. Hail? Ok sure… but water spouts?
Well, that’s worth a post.
This morning I stumbled across this amazing capture on the Los Angeles sub-reddit, as taken by Brian Hawkins at around dusk of yesterday.
The image depicts a pair of water spouts forming off the coast of Redondo Beach just as a tiny sailboat passes by, creating an amazing, albeit foreboding, frame. The timing, it seems, had to be exactly right as Hawkins said in a post on his Instagram that the spouts dissipated within just 5 minutes.
Also, here’s a link to a larger version of the photo if you want a more high-res view.
Water spouts, as it turns out, are pretty rare, but a number have been spotted over the past few days, along with accounts of mud-slides, hail storms, and other storm related phenomena.
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