The phenomenon was reported by the public just before 2 p.m., and the National Weather Service soon after confirmed a shower producing waterspouts.
The service issued a brief marine weather warning for nearshore areas and open waters between Vermilion and Willowick, including Avon Point, Cleveland, Lorain Harbor and Vermilion. It expired at 3 p.m.
Waterspouts may look like tornadoes, but they’re different in that tornadoes only appear during thunderstorms, said FOX 8 meteorologist Dontaé Jones. There were no thunderstorms in that area, he said.