North Fork residents said what appeared to be a waterspout formed over Peconic Bay waters Friday afternoon. And many took photos to prove it.
A spout is a whirling column of wind and mist that resembles a tornado, according to a National Weather Service description.
Joey Picca of the National Weather Service said a small storm cell was passing over the Riverhead and Mattituck area about 2 p.m.
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