COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A waterspout created a spectacular view for those in the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro Thursday evening. It formed around 5:20 p.m. on Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs and only lasted around 15 minutes, causing little to no damage.
While most tornadoes form from a rotating wall cloud within a severe thunderstorm, this waterspout tornado formed as a weak thunderstorm moved over two frontal boundaries that had merged together.
These types of tornadoes are generally very weak, have little movement and do not cause much if any damage.
Check out some of the amazing videos of the Lake Manawa waterspout: