It’s August already and there really hasn’t been much to chase when it comes to waterspouts or even just lightning photography here in the Florida Keys. The two previous seasons were very slow, with low number of waterspouts sighted. This year, we’ve had a couple of good days in May but that has been just about it.
Now during the past few days, as the remnants of Tropical storms Emily are passing to the east of Florida, a very weak low level flow has set up here in the Keys and we were able to photograph a waterspout early this morning, and also another one late this afternoon. Unfortunately, both of these waterspouts were very short lived and lasted less than ten minutes.
Perhaps August and September will bring more storms, cloud lines and waterspouts as our wet season has only about fifty days and nights left here in south Florida.