When I heard that, I lifted my eyes from my laptop, and I saw some of the staff running towards the windows facing the Marina Bay area...
Hmm? What's happening?? So even though I was in an intense conversation with Peter Teo, I asked him if I can kaypo for awhile and go see what the rest are rushing to see... Heehee... Hai... It's in a woman to be more kaypo and bagua!
Then I bumped into Francis with his N95. He showed me the picture of what the rest were rushing to see... In 5.5 megapixel clearness, I saw a.... Tornado! I immediately rushed out and wished in my heart that the tornado don't move too fast cos ... I also want to take picture!!! HAHA!
Thank God I didn't miss.... Here is the view from the Meeting Room:
On MSN, I told Jared I saw a tornado... and he being so knowledgeable told me it must be a 'water-spout', not a real tornado. Wow... Jared is soooo smart... He was right! (As reported by the news)
So some GK for you guys...
Water spouts are rotating columns of air similar in appearance to tornados. They develop over warm ocean currents during unstable conditions or as cold front boundaries pass over the ocean. These are not very dangerous but can affect boats and yachts. Because they are over the ocean, they do not pick up debri but water spray is observed at the base.
Water spouts can develop over the ocean and move over the land. They are then called tornadoes. It is here where water spouts can be dangerous and has caused extensive damage to trees and buildings as well as over turn caravans in coastal communities. Once on the land, they dissipate fairly quickly. On the ocean however, they can last much longer.
Sometimes, tornadoes form over the land and pass over a lake or the ocean. These are then called water spouts despite the difference in the formation processes and dynamics.- By Anna Foley