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Water spouts spotted near Annapolis

Water spouts spotted near Annapolis

Candy Thomson was out on a Natural Resources Police boat Friday morning when she noticed six or seven water spouts coming up the Chesapeake Bay. The agency spokeswoman said the spouts were "like an assembly line," the funnel clouds rising and falling between the water and the clouds above. At one point, Thomson and officers on the boat lost track of a spout near them. Then it reappeared right next to the boat. Before they knew it, the crew was in the middle of it. She described the experience as a little bit of rain, followed by a blast of cold air, then a two-second downpour of heavy rain. It was over in about five seconds, she said. "I can check that one off my...

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