Waterspouts are pretty rare over Lake Simcoe. Multiple simultaneous waterspouts are unheard of. It’s why the picture Wendy G submitted to the group Ontario Tornado Watch is so rare. Two waterspouts were visible off Georgina Island over Lake Simcoe Thursday evening with a third funnel cloud visible.
“Twins! Looks like the storm over Lake Simcoe earlier this evening produced multiple waterspouts at once. There’s at least 2 touching the water, but a third funnel cloud to the left of the picture could be another waterspout. Brennen P. Ontario Tornado Watch.”
What is a waterspout?
Are they common?
While they do pop-up over our great lakes, waterspouts typically happen in tropical areas, like Florida.