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Water spout spotted, Marine Warning issued for Northeast Ohio

Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 17:55:45-04

News 5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson spotted a waterspout that came in off Lake Erie and dissipated over the News 5 studios Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Marine Warning from Vermillion, Ohio to Conneaut, Ohio. 

Johnson said that waterspouts form when very cold air travels over warm water, causing a little spin up of air over the lake. Once they reach land, they typically dissipate. He said there could be a few more waterspouts and cold air funnels Tuesday night through the morning.

The NWS warning has been issued until 6:15 p.m.

Waterspouts were spotted around 4:15 p.m., according to the NWS. 

Waterspouts can easily overturn boats and create hazardous seas.