A remarkable meteorological phenomenon, of the nature of a tornado or whirlwind, usually observed over the sea, but sometimes over the land.
In general, a tornado occurring over water. Specifically, it normally refers to a small, relatively weak rotating column of air over water beneath a Cb or towering cumulus cloud. Waterspouts are most common over tropical or subtropical waters. The exact definition of waterspout is debatable. In most cases the term is reserved for small vortices over water that are not associated with storm-scale rotation (i.e., they are the water-based equivalent of landspouts). But there is sufficient justification for calling virtually any rotating column of air a waterspout if it is in contact with a water surface.
A violent, rotating column of air that forms over a body of water, and touches the water surface; tornado or funnel cloud that touches a body of water (see funnel cloud and tornado).
A wild, rotating column of air over a body of water, usually attached to a cloud at the top and reaching the water.
A vortex of rapidly moving air over water that is associated with some thunderstorms.
A small tornado over a body of water.
In general terms, a tornado occurring over water. Normally it refers to a small and relatively weak rotating column of air underneath a rapidly growing cumulonimbus cloud or towering cumulus clouds. Waterspouts are most common over tropical and subtropical waters.
A small whirling storm over water which can either be spawned from the base of a thunderstorm, or formed in a cold outbreak of Arctic air. They are similar, but generally no as severe as tornadoes.
A tornado from the bottom of a cloud to the surface of a body of water.
a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
a heavy rain
a fast rotating column of air (made visible by water droplets in the cloud) extending from the base of a convective cloud to the water surface
a funnel of cloud reaching from the base of the thunderstorm cloud to the water, which may suck up water into the air
a piece of a cloud hanging down in a sloping direction, sometimes bending like a bow, but never perpendicular
a rapidly whirling, funnel-shaped column of vapour and water between a cloud and the earth's surface
a real life weather phenomenon that is essentially a tornado that occurs over a body of water
a slender, graceful-looking rotating column of vapour and water extending from the base of a towering cumulus cloud to the water's surface
a small tornado -- a whirling storm caused by winds
a torandic weather phenomena normally occurring over tropical waters in light rain conditions
a tornadic weather phenomenon normally occurring over tropical waters in light rain conditions
a tornado over over a body of water
a tornado over water and a funnel cloud is a tornado that does not touch the ground
a vortex that occurs over water, not in association with a supercell thunderstorm
a small whirling storm over water that's spawned from the base of a thunderstorm. It's similar to but usually not as severe as a tornado.
rapidly rotating column of air that forms over a large body of water, extending from the base of a cloud to the surface of the water.
a column of rapidly spiraling air that develops over warm, usually shallow, water in seas or large lakes.
A column of rotating wind over water that has characteristics of a dust devil and tornado.
A violently rotating column of air, usually pendant to a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud, over a body of water, with circulation reaching the water.
a funnel-shaped or tubular column of rotating cloud-filled wind usually extending from the underside of a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud down to the surface of an ocean or lake
A tornado which occurs over water, albeit usually, but not always, weaker.
A tornado-like formation over water, usually much smaller and less vigorous than a true tornado. Waterspouts tend to occur most frequently in tropical waters, although they have been observed on the Great Lakes and on other northern lakes in Canada and the United States.
A column of rotating air over a body of water (ie. a tornado over the water).
a moving column of water drawn up by a whirlwind at sea and meeting a descending, funnel-shaped cloud
A very rapidly rotating funnel-shaped cloud extending down from the base of a Cb to the sea, where it creates a disturbance. It is the marine equivalent of a tornado.
A waterspout is a tornado that passes over water. It is a funnel-shaped formation of wind, water and ocean spray.
A rapidly rotating column of air extending from a cumulonimbus cloud with a circulation that reaches the surface of the water, (i.e. a tornado over water).
A whirling, funnel-shaped or tube-like column of air full of spray which occurs over water, usually in the tropics; a sea-going tornado
A small, weak tornado, which is not formed by a storm-scale rotation. It is generally weaker than a supercell tornado and is not associated with a wall cloud or mesocyclone. It may be observed beneath cumulonimbus or towering cumulus clouds and is the water equivalent of a landspout.
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 nonsupercell tornado over water, and brings the water upward. Also, it is weaker than most of its land counterparts.Glossary of Meteorology. http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/search?id=waterspout1 Waterspout.