Weekend waterspout spotted on Potomac River

Posted on: 11:50 am, August 27, 2012, by , updated on: 12:22pm, August 27, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – CBS 6 viewer Richard Keyser spotted this photogenic waterspout tracking upstream along the Potomac River approximately 7 to 8 miles southeast of Colonial Beach, VA. Keyser says the waterspout lasted approximately 20 minutes, growing to a sizable, ominous-looking waterspout. The spout later “roped out” as it weakened and eventually dissipated.

Here are the series of photos by Keyser.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

PHOTO: Richard Keyser, 7-8 miles southeast from Colonial Beach, VA.
Sunday, August 26, 2012.

The waterspout never made landfall, and no damage has been reported.

Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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