A waterspout was captured on video Tuesday afternoon around 2:15 p.m. along the shores of Sulfurous Lake near Lone Butte in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.
Waterspouts are technically a tornado above water. However, there are two types of waterspouts or tornadoes over water. Stronger tornado waterspouts develop from supercells or severe thunderstorms. They usually grow from the base of the clouds and extend to the ground.
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Although there were numerous thunderstorms in the Cariboo region on Tuesday, according to Environment Canada, radar imagery shows there were no thunderstorms or lightning when this video was taken.
This waterspout would probably be classified as a fair weather waterspout. These are usually found under developing cumulus clouds or pre-thunderstorm clouds where rotation or wind shear can be created.
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Fair weather waterspouts initially develop near the surface and grow upward like a waterspout.
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