Storm chaser films giant waterspouts over Lake Michigan

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, August 20, 2012 12:30 EDT
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Waterspouts over Lake Michigan on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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A storm chaser on Lake Michigan filmed several spectacularly huge waterspouts on Saturday, finding himself near one of the most unusually active patches of the weather phenomenon in years.

The National Weather Service said it tracked a total of nine waterspouts over Lake Michigan on Saturday, but storm chaser Eric Treece told MLive.com he saw even more that never touched the water’s surface. He caught about five of them on film.

This video was published to YouTube by BBC News on Monday, August 20, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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