Dang Nature, You Scary! — Waterspout Like Event Captured on Detroit River [VIDEO]
Kinda scary, and very cool weather event was witnessed in Detroit on the river.
WDIV shared an eye witness video of a very cool looking weather event on the Detroit River a few days ago. To the untrained eye, it looked like a possible waterspout. Kind of like a tornado of water, minus the sharks. But, this video is an example of a Great Lakes phenomenon called a "pneumonia front".
What is a pneumonia front? WDIV's Meteorologist Paul Gross explains:
It's a fast-moving northeast to southwest moving cold front that is made even more impressive in the early spring due to the cold waters of the Great Lakes. The long cloud up in the sky that looks like a gray baguette extending from horizon to horizon is the leading edge of the pneumonia front.
How cool is that? I had no idea that this was a 'thing' and now I learned something new to bring up at parties.