You have to be careful around them, but they are certainly a sight to see.
The National Weather Service has been sharing multiple photos of waterspouts popping up all over Lake Erie in the Cleveland area. One popular spot was Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ashtabula County.
According to the NWS, waterspouts frequently occur during August, September, and October, when the waters in the Great Lakes are at their warmest. They are commonly referred to as "tornadoes over water," but fair weather waterspouts (like the ones seen above) tend to be much less dangerous.
Still, the conditions for creating waterspouts and tornadoes can be similar. That was especially true in Norwalk on Tuesday, where an EF1 tornado touched down.