On-the-Scene: NC Waterspout

August 19, 2011

Over 25 videos have been posted in the past 24 hours of a waterspout that was spotted off the coast of North Carolina yesterday afternoon.

Below is a collection of several clips said to have been taken as the waterspout approached the shore. The first video in this series, which captures its landfall, is picking up views quickly and is the Most Shared video in every major city in NC and is among the Most Shared videos nationally.

(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here.)

YouTube's most-viewed waterspout was captured just earlier this year, in May off the coast of Australia. It's been seen over 2 million times: