Tornado warning expires in Dare County; Waterspouts spotted

A waterspout near Colington Harbour in Kill Devil Hills. WAVY Viewer Photo.

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WAVY) — A tornado warning was issued Monday morning for Dare County — in the area of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.

The warning expired at 11:30 a.m.

Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler says there were multiple reports of waterspouts.

Photos: Waterspouts in Dare County

Several viewer photos and videos captured the Monday morning waterspouts. One video taken from the Colington Harbour area appeared to show more than one waterspout.

Another viewer caught dramatic, practically up-close, video of one of the waterspouts in Colington Harbour. The video was posted to Instagram, where it was viewed thousands of times.

Dramatic video shows waterspout in Colington Harbour

Simon Chercka said in a phone interview Monday he was in Kitty Hawk during the weather event.

“We just seen it coming, and got the alerts sent out on our phones, and were advised to take shelter immediately,” Chercka said. “Everybody down here is pretty excited and a little frightened about it as well.”

Chercka said he felt like he was at a safe distance in Kitty Hawk to watch the waterspouts.

He added that he did not feel any strong winds from his vantage point. “It’s been almost eerily still here.”

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Dare County Emergency Management tells 10 On Your Side there were reports of shingle damage to some homes.

The reported waterspouts in Dare County came hours after a WAVY viewer captured video of a twister in Currituck County.

It is unconfirmed whether the Currituck-area twister was a waterspout or tornado.