Waterspout over Lake Michigan, July 27

On the morning of July 27, an upper level trough of low pressure was present over eastern Wisconsin and Lake Michigan. This feature combined with instability in the lower atmosphere to spawn showers and thunderstorms. Conditions were favorable for waterspouts over Lake Michigan, and indeed at least one was observed. The following photos of a waterspout were taken by trained spotter and former MKX student volunteer, Brock Burghardt. (Click on the photos to see larger versions.)


National Weather Service, Milwaukee/Sullivan WI

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