Unusual waterspout emerges in Canada Town and shocks beachgoers

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The image shows a landspout tornado touching down in the town of Watrous.

A strange weather phenomenon was reported last week in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It showed a landspout tornado landing in the town of Watrous.

According to the NOAA Severe Storms Laboratory, a waterspout is a tornado with a narrow rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the storm cloud continues to grow and there is no rotating updraft – the rotational motion originates near the ground.

A tornado, on the other hand, is a column of air of small diameter which develops inside a convective cloud and comes into contact with the ground.

The terrifying video of the unruly waterspout is going viral on social media. It was shared by user Douglas Thomas on Twitter and shows an approaching waterspout.

The video was captured on a beach and a woman can be heard shouting “Oh my god! It’s a tornado” as beachgoers curiously inspect the waterspout with interest. A man can be heard saying “Amazing” in the Twitter video.

Soon bathers are preparing to leave the area as quickly as possible, footage shows, as the storm intensifies.

Since being shared, the post has received over six lakh views and over 4,700 likes.

Recently, a time-lapse video of a large supercell thunderstorm dumping rain on farmland in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, went viral on the internet.

The video was captured by storm chaser Jenny Hagan.

A thunderstorm with a deep and sustained rotating updraft is called a supercell. Although rare, supercells are the primary cause of most extreme weather events, especially tornadoes.

Ms Hagan said in her post that she took the video at sunset in the Cantuar city district, which was under a thunderstorm warning at the time.



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