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VIDEO: Waterspouts spotted along Lake Erie

Posted at 1:47 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 13:47:49-04

Residents near Lake Erie saw a Great Lakes weather phenomena called a waterspout Wednesday morning.

These funnels generally form over open water and climb upward when water temperatures rise and there is high humidity in the lowest several thousand feet of the atmosphere.

Waterspouts usually occur towards the end of summer during the months of August, September and October when the Great Lakes are at their warmest water levels.

Watch a waterspout from Sheffield Lake in the media player above.