Waterspouts Along Florida Coastline Stun Beachgoers

Tropical Storm Cindy dramatically changed the weather, bringing waterspouts to the North Florida coast.

Although Tropical Storm Cindy was demoted to a tropical depression, it still hammered the Gulf Coast and Deep South of the United States. Heavy rain falls and harsh thunderstorms continue to create an intense weather phenomena.

According to hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, "Cindy will continue to move northward into Thursday evening before a curve to the northeast occurs on Thursday night and Friday."

CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said that as the storm moves north, the Gulf Coast will experience potentially dangerous flooding. 

As Cindy continued to strike parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, multiple waterspouts formed off the northern coast of Florida.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines a waterspout as a whirling column of air and water mist.

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, waterspouts were also spotted over Pensacola Bay on Thursday morning.

Tropical Storm Cindy created extreme weather conditions, forming waterspouts that tossed over the Portofino Resort property on Wednesday in Pensacola. The water gush came out of the Gulf, crossed the beach and then whirled through the Portofino Resort.

The congested clouds of water then entered Santa Rosa Sound and traveled across the water towards the Bay Street and the Tiger Point area.

Stunned eye witnesses captured videos that show the striking power of this storm before landfall.





















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