Waterspout Spins off Vancouver Airport as Rare Tornado Watch Issued for Metro Area

A large waterspout was seen near Vancouver Airport on November 6, as Environment Canada issued a rare tornado watch for parts of the city’s metropolitan areas.

Environment and Climate Change Canada told Storyful a waterspout formed west of Vancouver Airport and moved onto land. A senior meteorologist said tornado warnings and watches in the city were rare.

The Canadian weather bureau said a meso-low was producing lightning strikes and widespread rain showers in the area at the time.

Strong winds were expected to affect the Vancouver area from Monday as a low-pressure system approached the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

This video posted to Facebook by Sean David shows the funnel cloud from Vancouver Airport. Credit: Sean David via Storyful

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