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York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office video shows waterspout over York River

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office video shows waterspout over York River

A lingering weather system over Hampton Roads combined with a southeasterly wind gave just the right conditions for a waterspout to appear over the York River on Sunday.

In a video taken by York Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy Lt. Kris Ward and shared on their Facebook page, a waterspout is shown snaking through the air near Yorktown Beach late Sunday afternoon.

“I noticed some citizens kind of looking and pointing and I saw a couple of them get up and start running with their phones,” Ward said. “I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

The waterspout stayed more than 1,000 feet from the shoreline, Ward said.

“It looked like it...

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