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Waterspouts spotted off the coast of Metro Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Oct 11, 2017 1:45 pm 9,618

At least two waterspouts formed in Boundary Bay, just south of White Rock, during this morning’s crazy weather system.

The cold core twisters formed over Boundary Bay and did not make landfall as both funnels were a considerable distance away from the shoreline.

Waterspouts are weak tornadoes that form over water and have wind speeds of approximately 80 km/hr.

According to Environment Canada, the phenomenon was all part of an unstable air mass that brought lightning and a severe hailstorm that covered the ground in South Surrey and White Rock with a snow-like layer of frozen water.

Throughout the day so far, other areas of Metro Vancouver have been experiencing a mix of heavy rainfall and sunshine.

Several waterspouts are spotted around the waters of Metro Vancouver every year.

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