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How Do “Twisters on the Water” Form?

Waterspouts are often referred to as "twisters on the water" because that's exactly what they look like. Although they look like they're formed from stormy skies, most waterspouts form from non-thunderstorm clouds over warm tropical waters, preferably around 85°+. As warm air evaporates and becomes rising, humid air, clouds form above. Since the air isn't dry, it takes 40% longer for the clouds to cool, which in turn creates instability…

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