Imagine you are taking a nice boat ride and you see this monster coming toward you? Eyewitnesses caught a HUGE waterspout on Barnegat Bay on Saturday between Toms River and Seaside Heights. If you've ever seen one of these in person, it sort of puts you in a trance. You can't believe it's magnitude, beauty, power. You bet people whipped out their cell phones and caught this guy on camera. Here's some awesome footage from different perspectives.
The Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Co. tweeted a photo of the spout moving across the bay and others in the nearby area did the same. I've seen one of these guys before and it is intimidating to say the least. Waterspouts are the cousin to tornadoes, they vary in size and power. This enormous rotating funnel of water formed when air circulated into a whirlwind over the water (better than forming over land that's for sure!)
Here is another view…look how thick the base of the spout is at this point!
Thank you so much for all the footage! As long as you were safe in the process, it really is so cool for everyone to be able to see what you witnessed first hand. It's almost like Mother Nature knew it was a Mother's Day weekend and wanted to show off. Yes, we see your glory and we realize you are the toughest mother of them all. #MotherNatureWins.
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