Miami Beach started Friday morning with a few pop-up showers and what appears to be a giant waterspout live on FOX Weather Sunrise.
Radar showed a couple of light pop-up showers off the coast of Miami between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Around 6:20 a.m., a cell of isolated showers off Miami Beach looks to be the culprit for the potential waterspout.
During FOX Weather Sunrise, producers called up the Miami sunrise camera view and were surprised to see a funnel cloud forming with the city in the foreground.
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The waterspout posed no threat to land as it moved to the northeast. Like most waterspouts, as quickly as it formed, it was gone.
According to the National Weather Service, there are two kinds of waterspouts: fair weather and tornadic. Friday's event was likely a fair weather waterspout, common off the South Florida coast from late spring to early fall.
"It's amazing how easy it is to produce a waterspout in South Florida. You have all that humidity instability, one lone shower, and it can happen quite quickly," FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin said.
Fair weather waterspouts can form during calm weather and usually aren't associated with thunderstorms.