Double Waterspouts off Rhodes, Greece

December 05, 2017

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Photographer: Stavros Kesedakis 
Summary Authors: Stavros Kesedakis; Jim Foster

December 2017 Viewer's ChoiceFeatured above is a pair of tornadic waterspouts observed off the island of Rhodes, Greece. Several other spouts were reported nearby on this stormy mid fall afternoon. Outbreaks of waterspouts are not uncommon during autumn in the Aegean Sea region. As the atmosphere begins to cool, but the sea surface temperatures remain warm, the passage of a vigorous front, generating storm cells with strong updrafts/downdrafts sometimes producing a wall cloud, can on occasion trigger funnel formation. Photo taken on October 28, 2017.

Photo Details: Model: NIKON D810; Exposure Time: 0.0031s (1/320); Aperture: ƒ/5.0; ISO equivalent: 1000; Focal Length: 135.0mm; Focal Length: (35mm) - 135; Lens: 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.3 (Windows).