This is awesome, cool, and, as it turns out, really rare.  Yesterday, staff at Lake Cumberland State Park captured footage of what's believed to be a water spout.  Check it out!



Water spouts can happen in the winter months when the water temperature is warmer than the air temperature.  Several meteorologists have reviewed the video. Popular storm chaser Reed Timmer tweeted out the video and labeled it a "rare winter water spout."  According to the Kentucky State Parks Facebook post, Meteorologist Chris Bailey and storm tracker Bill Meck say it is a "steam devil."  Steam devils are similar in cause and effect to dust devils except they take place over water and incredibly rare.

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