Water spout spotted at Outer Banks

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KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. (WNCN) — A water spout was spotted at a North Carolina island while a severe thunderstorm watch was in effect Friday.

The water spout was caught on camera by Alec Butler around 3 p.m.

The water spout was seen while Butler was on Knotts Island, looking north into southern Virginia Beach, Virginia, he wrote on Twitter.

Butler said that a small weather cell “blew up over the Currituck Sound,” which led to the formation of the water spout.

At the time, a severe thunderstorm watch was in effect, which meant that several thunderstorms could develop over the area.

Damaging wind gusts to 60 mph were expected to be the primary hazard with the strongest storms. 

Further south, a tornado was reported to touchdown in the Swan Quarter area of Hyde County, causing damage.

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