Rare Winter Waterspout Spotted in Michigan
It’s not every day that you have Lake Effect Snow AND a waterspout over the same lake!
On Saturday near Peshawbestown, Michigan, James and Jen Lawson captured this photo of this uncommon sight over the Grand Traverse Bay.
But in order for a “winter waterspout” to form, you have to have all the ingredients come together perfectly.
When cold, brisk air moves over warmer waters of an unfrozen lake, you get a contrast in temperatures and an unstable atmosphere.
This creates rising motion, and with just enough spin or “shear,” a waterspout can form.
For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo