Water spout spotted on Lake Superior

Water spout spotted on Lake Superior

[Image Courtesy of Denise Johnson]

MARQUETTE — A water spout was identified on Lake Superior this morning.

The National Weather Service in Marquette reported that a water spout was spotted between Marquette and Big Bay off Eagles Nest Road around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

It was relatively small in size in comparison to the water spout seen on the lake last October. No more water spouts have been identified, but today’s cool air and warm lake water create favorable conditions for more similar activity.

The weather service says there is no risk for people on land, but boaters around Granite Island should keep an eye on the area.