Sydney and I were swimming at the Marina with friends the other day, when the weather started changing…It went from nice and sunny to dark and windy within a matter of minutes. While this is a pretty common occurrence in Puerto Rico in the summertime, this storm looked a bit more ominous then the typical 3pm downpour we’ve been having daily. As we packed up our things, we noticed a waterspout had formed!
I even got a short video of the waterspout:
This was the first time that I’ve seen a waterspout in person and it was pretty close. It was really cool to see the water getting sucked up from the ocean and the waves up the waterspout were so rhythmic, it looked like an optical illusion.
A waterspout is a tornado over water and is formed when cold air and warm air start swirling around thanks to a fast-moving thunderstorm. The waterspout we saw lasted for about 15 minutes and seemed to be increasing in strength, until it suddenly dissipated.
In other news…Looks like a tropical storm (Emily) is heading our way and will likely hit Puerto Rico this weekend. Will it be our first hurricane?!