Surf along the coast of San Francisco turned rough Monday and will again on Tuesday, thanks to a former typhoon.
The remains of Typhoon Wipha will never reach California, but waves kicked up by the once-deadly storm soon will.
"Storm-generated waves that travel great distances across the ocean are referred to as swells," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Just like in the Atlantic, a strong tropical system in the Pacific will generate swells well away from its center.
The swell from Wipha are expected to keep the surf rough through Tuesday with swells building to 6 to 8 feet with locally higher sets.
Such waves will create dangers for beachgoers, those fishing from rocks and jetties and operators of small craft near the coast. Potentially dense fog is another hazard that will be present Tuesday morning.
Seas will subside at midweek as the swells from Wipha pass.
A wet weekend is in store for the eastern United States as rounds of rain and thunderstorms move over the region.
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
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