UPDATED: Video and photos of waterspouts swirling off the Outer Banks on Monday

Waterspout near Manteo on Monday afternoon. [Photo by Crystal Simpson]

Social media was filled with video and images of waterspouts along the Outer Banks Monday.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office said conditions were ripe for the small over-water tornadoes: light winds, a lot of moisture and mild instability.

Hampton Sylvia captured video of the waterspout that formed off Colington just after sunset.

Jennette’s Pier posted a Facebook photo by Larry Haley of a waterspout near Roanoke Island Monday afternoon, saying it disappeared quickly.

Waterspout near Roanoke Island. [Photo courtesy Jenette’s Pier/Larry Haley]

Around the same time, Garden Deli & Pizzeria in Manteo posted a picture by Crystal SimpsonĀ of a funnel cloud photo saying “Come get your pizza before we are blown to Oz.”

Waterspout near Manteo on Monday afternoon. [Photo by Crystal Simpson]
In Duck, Kasey Anne Powell caught an image of a waterspout from Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports. It, too, dissipated quickly.

A waterspout in Duck on Monday. [Photo courtesy Kasey Anne Powell]
NWS meteorologists say waterspouts rarely make landfall, and usually dissipate rapidly if they do.

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