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Waterspouts pop up along Louisiana coast at Port Fourchon

Posted: 10:23 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 23:23:08-04

A few waterspouts were front and center Thursday afternoon along the coast of Acadiana at Port Fourchon.

The lucky viewers along the coast were able to take some video of one very large water spout and another one that just started to form. The video was taken around 7:00 pm Thursday afternoon. 

According to NOAA, Waterspouts fall into two categories, fair weather and tornadic waterspouts. 

"Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water, or move from land to water. They are associated with severe thunderstorms and are often accompanied by high winds and seas, large hail, and frequent dangerous lightning," The NOAA says.

"Fair weather waterspouts usually form along the dark flat base of a line of developing cumulus clouds. This type of waterspout is generally not associated with thunderstorms. Fair weather waterspouts form in light wind conditions so they normally move very little."

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Watch those video below:

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Thanks to Bobby Blackwell and Jonathan Broussard for catching such great shots and sharing them with KATC!!