CHICAGO (CBS) — The lakefront around Kenosha, Wisc. and north suburban Waukegan got quite a spectacle Thursday: two waterspouts over Lake Michigan.
At home with her daughter in Carol Beach, just south of Kenosha, Christine Holden knew something was up when she heard sirens.
“My daughter and I looked outside and it got really dark and I thought, ‘Let’s go over by the lake,’” she says. “And we pulled up to the lakefront and there were twin spouts.”
Waterspouts are like tornadoes over water, except most are weaker than tornadoes.
Says Holden, “We sat and watched awhile, and they dissipated and came back down. And the two joined into one and made a bigger one. It was quite the show for about 15 to 20 minutes.”