JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple waterspouts were spotted Sunday along the Charleston coast.
Most reports came in between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. from Edisto up to Folly Beach, and a few off Sullivan’s Island.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service said several waterspouts formed Sunday near Charleston, but said there were no reports of any moving over land.
A viewer said he was taking the dog out when he spotted the waterspout near Seaside Creek and Morris Island and captured a video.
What is a waterspout?
According to News 2 meteorologist, Grace Lowe, a waterspout is a spinning column of air, water and mist. It descends from a cloud and fall onto an ocean or a lake.
The best way to navigate a waterspout is to listen for special marine warnings and try to move at a 90-degree angle from the apparent movement of the waterspout.
(Above video: Waterspout near Edisto Island courtesy Tara Rigdon)