THE END NEARS: Insane Waterspout Forms Over Tampa

July 11, 2013


Waterspouts, like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and Godzilla, are all God's way of saying, "Hey, remember me? You live in MY Sim City, punks!" Just kidding, they're natural phenomena and don't let anybody tell you otherwise (unless that person is me after changing my mind). This is a shot of the giant waterspout that popped up over Tampa yesterday.

A waterspout is a weather phenomenon that happens when a combo of air and mist form a potentially dangerous vortex. This particular one actually came ashore which is unusual as they usually stay over water. No one was injured but it did cause a lot of property damage.

When reached for comment, one fish that got caught in the waterspout had this to say, "I'M FLYING, JACK!" What? You think fish haven't seen 'Titanic' -- are you kidding me? They love that movie because they consider it payback for all of their friends that we eat.

Hit the jump for a local news report about the spout.

Thanks to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he may have actually CAUSED that waterspout.

  • Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi

    My thoughts exactly... you'd think people who either own or plan to ride in a limo would like to know that information!

  • joevsyou

    you have waterspout insurance? no? tobad!

  • KLanD

    Water spouts usually dissipate very quickly if they hit land. So they usually aren't very dangerous. The damage to the woman's roof was more than likely the wind and water from the dissipation of the funnel.

  • JJtoob

    I don't get why anchors filling in for another person have to tell you the other person had the night off. Why can't they just say they are filling in for them?

  • John Lee

    Senior citizens. They always want to know why, and they will write letters to your boss if you don't tell them.

  • karasuKumo

    I see the people behind Sharknado spent a lot on marketing.

  • PuraPuma

    I am slightly confused as to why there are no sharks in the spout.

  • Joe Schmopped

    I don't care about the residents or their homes. Just tell me that Mons Venus is safe. Please God.

  • Natalie Johns

    I assure you Mons Venus is safe. I didn't even believe this story until I heard about it from my bestie. Trampa has been known for afternoon monsoons lately but never expected a water spout.

  • JJtoob

    LOL Trampa.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    I think Sally left Halloweentown and assumed the identity of Alex Hobson.

  • Strap on some scuba gear and a parachute and you've got yourself one hell of a ride.

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