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Rare Bay Area “Ocean Tornado” Spotted in Sonoma County

Stormy weather created a waterspout near Sonoma County’s Ocean Cove area
By - posted 1/16/2023 No Comment

Thanks to SF Gate for spreading the word about this hiker’s discovery on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

Santa Rosa resident Omar Rogers spotted a rare waterspout, a tornado that’s formed over water, near Sonoma County’s Ocean Cove area. The swirling vortex of air and water mist usually forms in tropical locations. The intense cyclones can reach 60mph.

Rogers shared his video to Reddit and the comical commentary adds to the video as well with enthusiastic shouts like “It’s an ocean tornado” and “Sharkando.”