Not one but two waterspouts spotted
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THE CANADIAN PRESS
Two cyclone-shaped waterspouts formed off the island of Montreal
Wednesday, giving residents a rare look at a weather phenomenon more
common to the tropics.
The first was spotted early afternoon in the St. Lawrence River, near Montreal’s south shore.
Environment Canada says a second waterspout formed around the same time about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal.
No injuries or damage were reported in either incident.
Waterspouts are columns of vapour that form between a cloud and the earth. They are considered low-level tornadoes.
Environment Canada says it is extremely unusual for them to be see around the Montreal area.