Myrtle Beach waterspout classified as EF-0 tornado

July 24, 2018

WMBF’s skycam captured a waterspout that developed in Myrtle Beach Monday.

While they form in different ways, a waterspout that moves ashore is classified as a tornado. According to the National Weather Service, the event will go into official records as an EF-0 tornado, with wind gusts at no more than 65 mph.

The 15-yard wide funnel moved onshore near Ocean Boulevard and moved about 100 yards before dissipating.

There was no damage to structures, but umbrellas and chairs were tossed into the air. Some witnesses say it seemed like it lasted about 20 minutes before it disappeared.

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