Thursday, otherwise known to me as, "two days until the weekend". So just about every morning during the summer, as I've mentioned before, I usually get woken up to this one pesky thunderstorm that seems to form just off he coast in the same area and moves ashore. When the conditions are favorable, like they have been the past few days, any storm that does form over the ocean has the capability of forming a waterspout. Although waterspouts have tornado-like features, they are very different from each other. Typical South Florida waterspouts can form from just a small shower or thunderstorm off the coast and they don't really need a hostile environment to develop. There are mesocyclone waterspouts that are actual tornados over water, but those only occur during severe thunderstorms that have rotation within.
Living in Wellington, I'm about 25 minutes from the coast, so it's not always feasible to drive to the ocean every single morning in hopes of spotting a waterspout. It's been 3 rainy seasons for me now and I have still not seen one. This week though, I am house/dog sitting for a good friend of mine, who happens to live only about 5 minutes from the beach. This whole week looks pretty good in terms of waterspout development , so i'll be heading down each day since i'll be staying way closer to the beach. Today was morning number one and I went in with high hopes, but I don't think there is enough moisture in the air to develop anything. One storm did pop up, but it only lasted a few minutes and did not end up forming a waterspout. Either way, you can NOT beat a South Florida Sunrise! I guess i'll just have to give tomorrow another go.
The colors are never as vibrant and pretty as they are during the sunrise and sunset, but I can't complain about being at the beach after a long day of work! Hope everyone enjoyed their day and only one more day until the weekend!