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An August Vortex

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Walking along the North Norfolk ridge the other day and a glance out to sea stopped me in my tracks. There around a mile offshore was something that I haven’t seen for many many years; and I’ve never seen one as good. Snaking its way into the clouds was a water spout. The vortex was whipping up the sea at its base and tearing it into the heavens.

As the column tracked east it got weaker and after 20 minutes or so eventually died.

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2014 08 22 Water Spout off Overstrand Norfolk_Z5A1031

2014 08 22 Water Spout off Overstrand Norfolk_Z5A1051a

2014 08 22 Water Spout off Overstrand Norfolk_Z5A1055a

 

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2 Responses to “An August Vortex”


  1. August 24, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Congratulations! – It’s many years since I’ve seen on (and quite some time since I last saw the sea) – but the last time would have been off the Norfolk coast.


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