A tornado alert for the Vancouver area was issued by Environment Canada earlier today
Dramatic videos and photos are emerging after a tornado was spotted just off the coast at Vancouver Airport on Saturday night.
Images of the giant water jet near the airport are flooding social media platforms across the region.
Some of the videos and photos are shot by passengers at the airport, while many are taken from skyscrapers and one across the Seawall Trail in South Richmond.
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A tornado watch was issued earlier today by Environment Canada before being lifted later in the evening.
The report advises people to prepare for inclement weather and take shelter immediately if a tornado develops.
According to the alert, there was a possibility of funnel clouds and that brief, weak tornadoes could develop.
The alert came after the northbound waterspout was spotted moving west of YVR Airport.
For the latest weather alerts go to https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc42#233018205595528649202111060502ws1171cwvr