WATCH: Huge water spout forms off Destin beach
DESTIN, Fla. - Beachgoers got an unsettling view of the Gulf of Mexico as a large water spout formed near the Florida coast Tuesday.
A witness took video of the tornado outside Silver Shells Beach Spa and Resort in Destin, showing just how big the formation was. WFLA-TV reports the water spout spawned from a strong thunderstorm near the panhandle.
The water spout reportedly traveled east for about 20 minutes before dissipating. It never made landfall, according to witnesses.
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