A waterspout can be seen looking south from near Mario’s Motel in Shelter Cove. Photo: Micah Crumbaugh

Unusual weather has been all the rage here in Humboldt as of late. They’re keeping that trend going down in Shelter Cove where a tornadic water spout was seen a ways down the beach from town.

Check out the following video, captured by local Micah Crumbaugh.

Cool, no? If you’re unfamiliar with this rarer weather phenomenon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides the following explanation:

Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water, or move from land to water. They have the same characteristics as a land tornado. They are associated with severe thunderstorms, and are often accompanied by high winds and seas, large hail, and frequent dangerous lightning.