A waterspout sprang up in Tampa Bay Monday evening as a band of storms moved through the region.
People from St. Petersburg north to Oldsmar spotted the funnel, which made a brief foray over land.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said some of its deputies spotted the spout as it came ashore at 422 Shore Drive E in Oldsmar. It damaged the home's roof, knocked down a tree and a mailbox, snapped some wires and blew out a transformer.
Several houses along Shore Drive E in Oldsmar had minor roof damage, said fire Chief Dean O'Nale. No injuries were reported.
The National Weather Service issued a short-lived tornado warning for northern Pinellas County, but canceled it about 7 p.m. Officials said they had been monitoring a funnel that someone spotted near Commerce Boulevard and Tampa Road 10 minutes earlier.
Several motorists traveling on Interstate 275 also saw the waterspout. About a half-dozen people who were going north on the interstate pulled over near Gandy Boulevard.
Many snapped pictures.
"I saw it and I didn't want to go any further," said Randy Holley, who got out of his Chrysler Sebring to stare. "I feel like I want to have an intact car and I want to have dinner tonight."
Moments later, what had been a well-defined funnel in the sky became a black smear.
The Tampa Bay area has experienced a handful of waterspouts this summer.
They are common this time of year, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker, but people normally don't see them so vividly because they may be wrapped up in larger storms.