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15 January 2009: Lake Champlain Sea Smoke, Steam Devils, and Waterspouts
Exotic Whirls in Arctic Air
Overview | Images | Definitions | Weather Conditions | Historical Arctic Waterspouts
II. Video Captures
Below are image captures from video provided by Andy MacDougal. The video was taken from along the Lake Champlain shoreline in Essex, New York around 10:30am (1530z) on 15 January 2009.

a. Sea Smoke and Steam Devils
Steam Devil Steam Devil Steam Devil
Arctic Sea Smoke with narrow steam devil at 45o angle. Arctic Sea Smoke with several weak steam devils. Arctic Sea Smoke with several weak steam devils.

b. Waterspouts
Steam Devil Steam Devil Steam Devil
Waterspout #1. Waterspout #2. Waterspout #3. Others possible, but faintly visible in image.
Steam Devil Steam Devil Steam Devil
Well-developed waterspout from ragged cloud base (#4). Twin waterspouts (#4 and #5). Interaction of twin waterspouts (#4 and #5).
Overview | Images | Definitions | Weather Conditions | Historical Arctic Waterspouts
Arctic Sea Smoke with narrow steam devil at 45o angle.
Arctic Sea Smoke with several weak steam devils.
Arctic Sea Smoke with several weak steam devils.
Waterspout #1.
Waterspout #2.
Waterspout #3. Others possible, but faintly visible in image.
Well-developed waterspout from ragged cloud base (#4).
Twin waterspouts (#4 and #5).
Interaction of twin waterspouts (#4 and #5).


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