0 Morty Asked: July 13, 2019In: Physics What is a waterspout and what would happen if an object or even a person was to get caught in it? 0 What is a waterspout and what would happen if an object or even a person was to get caught in it? In: Physics Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted tyler1128 Added an answer on July 13, 2019 at 4:22 pm They are a weaker tornado like vortex that develops over water. The word is often sometimes used for over-water tornadoes, but most water spouts are not the same thing, and also don’t require a severe thunderstorm to generate. They are usually significant weaker than tornadoes, not exceeding EF0, so they likely wouldn’t blow you over quite like a tornado, but they could potentially still capsize a boat or force you into the water. There are videos on youtube of boats going near or into them, if you are interested. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MrRonObvious Added an answer on July 13, 2019 at 4:21 pm A waterspout is like a tornado, but over water. I’ve seen one before, and it’s really freaking weird. First, you’ll see a cloud getting a spike coming down out of it, which looks strange, because clouds are something you never think of as spikey. Then you’ll start to see the water below have a spike coming up out of it, which is even weirder as water is something you never think of as “spikey” either. Eventually the two will touch, and you have a waterspout. The one I saw was in about the year 2000 when crossing the Howard Franklin bridge in Tampa. It traveled across the bridge and that broke it up and it dissipated, but it was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London ) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.