Two waterspouts formed today, one near Englewood and the other in Tampa Bay. Neither of the waterspouts caused any damage. Storms that develop in the morning and early afternoon can cause these water twisters to spin up. They form as a result of unequal heating of the water and air. The storm shades the surrounding air, and the rain cools it. Outside this shade area and cooler air the air is much warmer so this unequal heating causes the air to spin or twist and can cause these waterspouts. Waterspouts are more frequent in the Keys. Some waterspouts can form with cold fronts that move down in the winter months. These are usually much stronger and can maintain their organization as they make landfall. They would be classified as tornados if they stay together as they make landfall. They are much more serious during a cold front event or tropical system.
SARASOTA - Think of a underwater reef: colorful coral, thousands of fish, and now giant pieces of concrete. Believe it or not, those are the foundations of what could become another thriving ecosystem at the bottom of Sarasota Bay.
SARASOTA COUNTY - A Sarasota neighborhood is on alert after a large number of fish have been found dead in a lake. These concerns come almost two years to the day of another fish kill in the same area.
BRADENTON - The Manatee County Sheriff's detectives say they now have enough evidence connecting Everrick Houston to the 2009 murder of a Bradenton woman and her unborn baby. Previous charges against Houston were dropped due to inadmissible evidence.
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs were on the verge of winning their 5th NBA Championship Tuesday night, but a funny thing happened on the way there. What happened was one of the best games in NBA Finals history.
ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.