Viewer video shows waterspout near Mathews

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MATHEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A day that was largely sunny was briefly interrupted by a waterspout.

Video from Megan Balderson captured video of the twister in Mathews Thursday afternoon.

Meteorologist Ashley Baylor says the waterspout formed around 1 p.m. A radar image from that time shows a small cell that formed over Mathews.

These small cells can sometimes result in a quick waterspout. These vortexes are generally weak and don’t last very long, but can be dangerous for boaters and swimmers — if they’re close enough.

Get the latest forecast updates through WAVY’s Super Doppler 10 Online.

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