Photo gallery: Waterspouts spotted on Lake Erie

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio– Northeast Ohio residents spotted several waterspouts swirling over Lake Erie Monday morning.

Viewers sent in photos from Mentor-on-the-Lake, Willowick and Eastlake.

Fair-weather waterspouts form over open water at the surface and climb towards the sky. Warm water temperature and high humidity contribute to the formation. They are relatively brief.

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