Atlantic Waterspout

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  1. Pong

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    This is a pretty terrifying, yet amazing photo. Waterspout near a convoy in the North Atlantic. :shock:


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    -Arlo
     
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    WOW! Those things get huge!
     
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    Yeah...that's what is called, in nautical terms, a "bad day".
     
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    I remember hearing my grandfather talk of those when he was in the Merchant Marines. I didn't realize they got to be that large though. WOW!!!:shocked!:
     
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    Holy crap that's huge!
     
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    Going back to St.Augustine from Orlando on A1A near Daytona I saw 2 of those on the water, no way near as big as the pic above but still impressive, weird seeing those on water.
     
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    That IS scary!!!!
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Scary indeed, that is huge!
     
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    I've seen those things in the north Atlantic many times, but none THAT big. The good part about it is they usually
    don't last long.

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    I have seen several along the coast here and never that big.When they hit the shore line good for a couple hundred feet maybe then gonza.
     
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    That is huuuuuuge!


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    Wow, amazing shot!
     
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    I'm going to say this, quite frankly, you get caught in one of those, you are so screwed.
     
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