A surprise for many drivers over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this afternoon when several spin ups occurred over the open waters right next to the bridge. As stated from Tessa Gunnell these spins ups occurred just before 3pm this afternoon.
Now waterspouts are very erratic and can form without the presence of a thunderstorm. We happen to bring the perfect recipe for waterspout formations with this passage of a strong cold front.
With the very warm weather out ahead of this front in the upper 70’s to low 80’s, very warm water temperatures still around 70 degrees, and much cooler air along the cold front is giving the perfect dynamics for the airmass to clash and begin to rotate.