Hurricane Irma is becoming one of the biggest storms in living memory for many, making landfall in the Florida Keys as a category 4 storm.
The storm has left devastation in it’s path, both in the Caribbean and now in the southernmost parts of the state – especially places like Miami, where trees and signs have come down, and high rise cranes have cracked.
It is also resulting in some rather peculiar natural phenomenons that we don’t see very often, if ever.
Several Twitter users posted videos of completely dry beaches in the Bahamas, as far as the eye could see. Meteorologist Angela Fritz says this is completely real, just very rare, according to an article she wrote for the Washington Post;
“…there are things you learn in textbooks that you may never see in person. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none…Basically, Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.”
While you might be wondering if a “Sharknado” is possible, as the living creatures in that water have to go somewhere, experts have confirmed that it would never happen as seen in the movie. However, tornadoes and hurricanes have been known to pick up various live stock and animals and drop them in odd places.