Social media was filled with images of waterspouts along the Outer Banks Monday.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead office said conditions were ripe for the small over-water tornadoes: light winds, a lot of moisture and mild instability.
Jennette’s Pier posted a Facebook photo by Larry Haley of a waterspout near Roanoke Island Monday afternoon, saying it disappeared quickly.
Around the same time, Garden Deli & Pizzeria in Manteo posted a picture of a funnel cloud photo saying “Come get your pizza before we are blown to Oz.”
In Duck, Kasey Anne Powell caught an image of a waterspout from Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports. It, too, dissipated quickly.
NWS meteorologists say waterspouts rarely make landfall, and usually dissipate rapidly if they do.
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