International Centre For Waterspout Research (ICWR) "Understanding our atmosphere through global cooperation"


Welcome to the ICWR. The ICWR is an  international organization comprised of meteorologists, researchers, storm chasers, and others from around the world who are interested in the field of waterspouts.


To foster the advancement of waterspout research and development.

World Waterspout Count for 2023

World Waterspout Sightings
Waterspout reports from around the world updated daily. Red = recent, Blue = past reports.

Waterspout Photo of the Month
Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil. March 9. Via POA 24 Horas Policia.

Live Waterspout News Feed

Waterspout Potential Forecast

(3-hour intervals. Valid 10 am EST, March 21 to 7 pm EST, March 22) 

Waterspout Index colour key: The warmer the colour, the higher the waterspout potential. Note: Waterspouts occur when both waterspout potential and low-level convergence (i.e. fronts, troughs, land breezes, etc.) are present at the same time.

World Waterspout Climatology (2023)
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