New! World Waterspout Count Gauge
New! Waterspout Climatology

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.

Report a waterspout to us on
Twitter (@ICWR) or
Facebook (@InternationalCentreForWaterspoutResearch) or
Instagram (@icwaterspoutresearch)
World Waterspout
 Count for 2023
Waterspout Headlines on Twitter

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

Waterspout Potential Forecast (3-hour intervals. Valid 1 pm EST, January 29 to 7 am EST, January 31)

Waterspout Index color key: The warmer the color, 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.

Waterspout Climatology - World Waterspouts Reported by Country (2023)

Waterspout Photo of the Month
Playa Del Carmen, January 1. Courtesy Charlotte Graves.
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