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Offline Hollis

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KBOS water tornados?
« on: January 16, 2011, 09:10:56 PM »
1/16/11 @ 1624Z
Never heard of 'water tornados'. I'm guessing they are the same as water spouts, or dust devils over dry land, or snow devils over snow fields, or aka known as whirlwinds. Was impressive enough to get the attention of the tower controller. Sure wouldn't want to fly into one of them, especially on short final!


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Re: KBOS water tornados?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 09:32:41 AM »
Likely it was the effect of the wake churning up the water at the approach end of the landing runway.

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Re: KBOS water tornados?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 04:09:56 AM »
Interesting observation from the tower.
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