Several waterspouts formed over Ontario lakes this week, and local photographers rushed to their nearby waterfront to capture images of the thin, spinning clouds.
Waterspouts are like tornadoes, except they form over water instead of land. Several witnesses were struck by the awe-inspiring formations that formed over Lake Huron and Lake Ontario.
— Jason O’Young (@jasonoyoung) August 18, 2020
— Paul Lafrance (@IAmPaulLafrance) August 18, 2020
— Dan Hummel (@wxman_dan) August 18, 2020
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Daily Hive has reached out to Environment Canada for more information about why conditions this week were favourable for waterspouts.
The clouds formed on the same day Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Toronto, and other parts of Ontario received a tornado warning.
— Brian Gibson (@anythingbinary) August 18, 2020