Rare waterspout grabs attention in Duluth

Duluth residents and visitors who happened to look out over Lake Superior just after 11 a.m. Thursday glimpsed an unusual sight: a waterspout roping its way toward Park Point. A waterspout, in simple terms, is a tornado over water. This one only lasted a few minutes, and there were no reports of damage.
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Duluth residents and visitors who happened to look out over Lake Superior just after 11 a.m. Thursday glimpsed an unusual sight: a waterspout roping its way toward Park Point. A waterspout, in simple terms, is a tornado over water. This one only lasted a few minutes, and there were no reports of damage.

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