Monster Waterspout Has Mercy With A City

A huge waterspout that was ready to strike a large population center in Penang, Malaysia, had a change of heart and spared the population living along the coastline. Waterspouts are a different breed entirely. Let’s get one thing clear, these dangerous water weather events absolutely can turn into tornadoes and tornados can actually turn into waterspouts. Tornado waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water, or move from land to water. They have the same characteristics as a land tornado. They are associated with severe thunderstorms, and are often accompanied by high winds and seas, large hail, and frequent dangerous lightning. If a waterspout moves onshore, the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, as some of them can cause significant damage and injuries to people.