Take a look at this footage of a florida
waterspout captured yesterday:
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At about 6:20 into the tape, the main vortex is dissapearing into the clouds but there is still an invisible circulation that's whipping up the water's surface. A small sailboat gets within about 2 boatlengths of the invisible vortex and sails
by without any effect. 60 feet to port and it probably would have been a different story.
Anyone ever taken a direct hit from a waterspout? Sails
up or down? What happened?