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Matthew Cappucci

Boston, Washington
Meteorologist and Reporter — The Washington Post
Atmospheric scientist, traveler, adventurer. Meteorologist @capitalweather, @washingtonpost. Harvard ‘19. @wafflehouse’s biggest fan. All opinions are my own.

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Meteorologist | Storm Chaser | Journalist | Scientist | Harvard Atmospheric Sciences 2019.

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@MatthewCappucci — 3,693 followers, 19,634 tweets

Believe it or not, waterspouts are entirely possible in the wintertime — even amidst snow. You can generate enough lift/instability with a roughly 45°F temperature gradient between the water (or even ground temp.) and 850 mb. Same phenomenon that gives rise to “sea smoke.”
@Livestormchaser @El_ValTal_99 @WeatherBug Was doubtful at first, but upon speeding up the video, rotation/translation/upward motion is all there; awesome capture. Do y’all know if any specific time/location information is available? Many thanks.
This has to be the single greatest Walmart tweet I have ever seen.
@svranderson Hey Susan... any chance we could use your pictures with full credit to you if I do a piece on this tomorrow? 🤗
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