Rare Phenomenon As Irma Literally Sucks The Water Away From The Shoreline

Randolph Lopez
September 11, 2017

"That's as far as they see", she tweeted.

Meteorologists explain the incredible pressure from Hurricane Irma is pulling the water into the storm's center.

Pictures and video of the weather phenomenon having been posted on social media and show beaches that would usually have several feet of water completely dry.

If not already there, the water is expected to be back by Sunday afternoon.

In the video footage shared by a Twitter user from Long Island, Bahamas, a dry ocean bed covered in large shells was clearly seen after Hurricane Irma drained away water on Friday. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none.

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Hurricane Irma's winds are so strong and its pressure is so low that it's sucking water into the core of the storm, the Washington Post reports. Wayne Neely, a forecaster with the Bahamas' Department of Meteorology, warned that people should stay clear of the areas where water has receded because the ocean will come back at higher levels and with great ferocity.

This is one of those things - a hurricane strong enough to change the shape of an ocean. As the storm draws water toward the center, it gets pulled away from the surroundings.

'In any case, this isn't the sign of a tsunami.

"As the wind on Long Island was blowing in the northwesterly direction, on that side of the island it would be blowing water away from the shore, added Ms Fritz".

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