A waterspout is just a tornado that forms over open water. A tornado over an ocean, lake – or even a river – is considered to be a waterspout. Waterspouts are typically weaker than most tornadoes. And they’re usually short-lived. But they can be destructive. Let’s look at some images and videos of waterspouts and learn more about how they form. When and where do … [Read more...] about What are waterspouts, and how do they form?
Lightning and golf courses? Never a good combo. Rick Tegtmeier, the director of grounds at Des Moines (Iowa) Golf and Country Club, found out the hard way July 12 when he arrived at the club after a night of thunderstorms and discovered this scene on one of the layout’s practice greens. Overnight lightning strike on the west practice green … [Read more...] about Lightning strikes and damages practice green at Iowa golf course