Unfortunately, due to a stolen hard drive in which there were no backups (it happened while we were still on the road and before we returned to the office where we could make backups), we’ve lost most of our photos from our storm chasing tours in 2014. We worked hard to get those photos and lost a few pieces of glass from storms in the process – but all we have is the memories!
So, instead of writing a chase log for each tornado event with no photos, we’ve opted to write this single post with a video and photo of a waterspout taken in Florida while on a trip to Florida’s southwest coast, we caught this waterspout. Waterspouts and landspouts are non-supercell based tornadoes which form from the surface up to the cloud base, as opposed to a tornado which forms from the cloud base to the ground. They’re nearly impossible to forecast and storm chasing in Florida is not ideal at all due to the excessive population and traffic that comes along with it, but every now and then we do see waterspouts as we did on June 17.