I walked out the grocery store and saw this. Of course, no one was running for cover. Everyone was taking pictures of it with their phone cameras. I joined in. I stopped by the grocery store after work on the Monday after the 4th of July. I usually go later in the week but since we had been out of town for the last week we really needed stuff. It was just a water spout, not a full blown tornado, that had come onto land from the bay which was about a mile away. There had been several water spouts seen in the Tampa Bay area in the last month so no one was completely surprised to see this one. It hung in the same spot for a few minutes then started to fall apart.
You can see it starting to fall apart at the bottom. People were heading to their cars at this point. This was my first water spout sighting so it was pretty cool even though I was ready to make a run for the meat locker if it started to move towards us.
Clouds moving in around the Sunshine Skyway bridge area. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon so I headed to the outlet mall south of Tampa.
You could see where it was raining on the right side of the bay.
Coming home from the outlet mall.
Rain to the left of the Sunshine Skyway bridge.
It felt like it rained every day in July. Almost every day anyway. I kept missing great storms for one reason or another. Stuck at work mostly. All of the above were taken with my Iphone. I’m getting hooked on using the panorama feature.
Hi TDina These are very dramatic and atmopheric shots of the sky. Colour and light are great.
Fantastic storm photos! My friend the TV weatherman would love these as well.
the first one is totally scary to me! love the clouds in the last few shots, though.
Amazing pictures, Dina. We could use that rain here. I guess I need an iPhone. 🙂
Your iPhone sure does a good job.
I just love seeing rain falling somewhere else when I’m standing high and dry with a camera. LOL
But the water spout…wow! I’ve never seen one of those. Amazing!
OHGosh…my heart is palpitating from this post!! Great great captures of this water spout!!!
Awesome serie of sky-photos!
Wow! Your first shot is amazing. I have never seen anything like that. The light in all the photos is beautiful, and I particularly like the fourth image.
Great pictures and it is really neat to see what we’re missing by leaving Florida in June. (I’m not entirely unhappy about that!). I didn’t realize until recently that Florida has so many tornadoes.
Terrific shots of the clouds! There was a lot of vertical motion in your clouds.
Wow, awesome captures of the water spout! Awesome skywatch photos. Have a great weekend!
WOW!! that first picture…would scare me!!
Wow! Scary and cool. Great shots.
Freaky first shot.
Keep the storms, but send Texas all the rain you can spare.
a water spout…very, very cool!
fabulous photos, not every day you get to see a water spout
Great shots of another typical summer day on the Gulf Coast!
Amazing captures, the first obe is scary!