New footage emerged in the Bahamas last night of bone dry beaches. Many people were quite shocked and took to social media to share the bizarre sight. Meteorologists, however, know exactly what is going on.
The bizarre and somewhat eerie video is a result of the hurricane’s low pressure and sheer strength, causing surrounding waters to be sucked into its core.
It may be a case of a hurricane “bulge” effect, said Angela Fritz, deputy weather editor for the Post, in which very low pressure in the center of the storm acts as a sucking mechanism, drawing in air and pulling water from the surrounding area.
Instead, the Long Island shoreline that was swept away with Hurricane Irma was expected to gradually return to Long Island on Sunday afternoon, without great force.
Hurricane Irma struck the Bahamas on Friday, as it made its way toward Florida, where meteorologists predicted it would hit the Keys on Sunday morning
The storm is then predicted to hug the state’s west coast, plowing into the Tampa Bay area by Monday morning.