JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A waterspout was spotted near Morris Island South Carolina on Sunday.
Most reports came in from Edisto up to Folly Beach between 9 to 10 a.m.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service said several waterspouts formed near Charleston on Sunday, Aug. 7, but said there were no reports of any moving over land.
Steve Cook said he was taking the dog out when he spotted the waterspout near Seaside Creek and Morris Island and captured a video.
Waterspout near Edisto Island. (Video courtesy: Tara Rigdon)
What is a waterspout? According to Grace Lowe — a meteorologist with WFXR’s sister station, WCBD — a waterspout is a spinning column of air, water, and mist. They descend from a cloud and fall onto an ocean or a lake, and it is important to understand waterspout safety.
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.