Certainly off topic today but still incredibly interesting and weather related, especially since surfing is so big in California.
Many surfers dream of catching that big wave. The perfect wave that they ride all the way in. Many movies have been made with incredible footage of surfers risking their life catching huge waves. But no more so than Garret McNamara from Hawaii. At age 45, this guy is the ultimate surfer dude looking for the largest waves he can catch. He holds the record of surfing the largest wave, a little over 77.5 feet back in 2009, as verified by Guinness World Records.
But this past Monday it seems McNamara may have beaten his own record. He was photographed riding an estimated 100 foot wave off of Nazare, Portugal. Here is a link to a picture of the wave.
Guinness is going to have to verify the wave but, whether this is a record or not, that is one huge wave.
Combine the cold with the wind and some precipitation and there is a real danger of hypothermia.
Any shower and thunderstorm can contain heavy downpours, heavy enough to cause temporary, low-lying ponding.
According to all long-range models, the warmest area in North America compared to average will be over the Northwest.
No matter where you are, the sunshine gets more intense and causes quicker burning
A series of upper level lows moving off the Pacific brings, cool, cloudy, unsettled weather through Monday.
We (Accuweather.com) saw a way that this winter could end up being a bust not a boon even during a Super El Nino.