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August 26, 2010

Waterspout this morning off Hatteras

We've seen no video yet of this event, but the National Weather Service is reporting that the Hatteras-to-Ocracoke Ferry captain reported "a couple" of waterspouts at 10:14 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Hatteras inlet.

The waterspouts were apparently connected with thunderstorms in the area this morning. The advice from the NWS forecast office at Newport/Morehead City:

"WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY."

Obviously, if you're down there on vacation, and have stills or video, please email them to me at frank.roylance@baltsun.com and we will post them. Here's a You Tube video of a waterspout oiff Kill Devil Hills in 2008.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:38 AM | | Comments (0)
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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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