3 days of funnel clouds & weather warnings in Tampa Bay

8:20 PM, Jun 26, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa Bay, Florida-- Funnel clouds, waterspouts and even tornadoes at times, have torn through the Tampa Bay area for three consecutive days!

The wild weather kicked of Monday night when a waterspout formed near St. Petersburg, and turned into a brief tornado after touching down near 87th Avenue N. 

Homeowners in the area reported damages, like the Martino family who said the twister tore their boat dock from the ground, and tossed it into their neighbor's back porch.

Photos: Bay area viewers send snapshots of Monday night's storms

This was the second time a waterspout was spotted in the Bay Area since one formed between the Gandy and Howard Frankland Bridges on June 19.

And Tuesday night was no different as funnel cloud photos flooded the 10 News Facebook and Twitter pages, and our viewer pic submission inbox: Photos@wtsp.com.

Photos: Some of the best storm pics yet! Funnels, waterspouts all over Bay Area Tuesday 

The pictures foreshadowed the frightening weather conditions to come, and sure enough, a tornado warning was issued for Pinellas County that lasted through 9:15. 

At the same time as the warning, a family of five and their dog were stuck aboard a disabled boat near the Skyway Bridge. They told 10 News they "feared for their lives" as they waited for the Coast Guard to rescue them. 

Wednesday's weather brought more of the same as thunderstorms swept in and the funnel cloud frenzy continued. Once again, viewers submitted more, must-see storm photos. Check those out in the link below!

Photos: More funnel clouds, more stormy weather in Tampa Bay

Wondering what is in store for the rest of your week? Visit the WTSP weather page, like 10 News on Facebook, and download the 10 News weather app for up-to-date information!