It may seem like a scene from the Perfect Storm, but Hurricane Dorian created a 100 a foot wave in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland while it pounded the region with wind and rain. To put this in perspective, 100 feet is the equivalent of an 8 story building. If verified, this will match the highest wave during the Perfect Storm in 1991.
A buoy moored off the coast of Newfoundland measured a maximum wave height of 30.7 m, or 100.7 feet yesterday in #Dorian. If verified, that matches the highest wave recorded during the Perfect Storm in October 1991! https://t.co/lYdPqlB60E pic.twitter.com/6OpsspcK3x
— Ryan Stauffer (@rms5539) September 8, 2019
The Marine Institute at Memorial University was tracking wave heights with buoys offshore and the 100 foot wave was the highest recorded, although many reached 75 feet. There may have been even higher waves, but only 10 minutes of data is relayed every hour.
RT from earlier with source info and quote: Pics by Chris Andrews in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. "Moved 5 and 10 tons rocks like it was nothing." https://t.co/mnMZCD37HK
— Shea Gibson (@WeatherFlowCHAS) September 8, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Halifax today along with members of his Cabinet, surveying damage and supporting the troops assisting in the clean up. They promised the full assistance of the Federal Government in the recovery from Dorian.
The @CanadianForces have been on the ground helping people out East recover from Hurricane Dorian. I got an update on the situation today and want to thank all of the women and men who are out there working hard. You’re making a big difference for so many communities here. pic.twitter.com/gcN39hWmia
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 10, 2019