Photo credit: KOMO-TV 4, Seattle
“A waterspout was sighted near Anderson Island Saturday afternoon, triggering a rare Tornado Warning to be issued in the Puget Sound region.
A trained weather spotter reported the waterspout touching down in the waters west of Anderson Island at 12:10 p.m.
A second spotter reported seeing the waterspout, which is simply a tornado over water, and that it lasted for about two minutes before dissipating.
Both reports triggered the Tornado Warning, which also covered the Lakewood and DuPont areas but expired a few minutes later at 12:30 p.m.
Pierce County officials confirmed that the waterspout never reached land and there are no reports of any injuries or damage,” quoting KOMO-TV News 4 (ABC) in Seattle.
– While tornadoes are rare here, this tornado was sighted over Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) Yelm campus on Oct 15, 2003, photographed by JW Foster:
Photo Credit: Published by the Nisqually Valley News,
Copyright 2003 Lafromboise Communications, Inc., used with permission