4 waterspouts suggest perhaps not best day to be boating in Alabama

Photo: Twitter user tbJowers from Bayou La Batre, Alabama

It's enough to make a boater's heart jump at the sight of a waterspout off your bow, but four of them at the same time?

Take a look at this photo above captured Wednesday morning by Twitter user @tbJowers shows four concurrent waterspouts over Mobile Bay near Mobile, Alabama.

Here are two more he took:

And here is another photo from Coden, Alabama, courtesy Shalon Brown and @JerrodWBrown:

Waterspouts are simply tornadoes that form over water, meaning you certainly don't want to be on a boat when one comes rolling along.

There were severe thunderstorms in the area at the time of the event.