BIG WAVES?

DR Solar

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/t...n-as-storm-dennis/ar-BB100tZQ?ocid=spartanntp

"The National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center reported that a satellite passing over the storm detected a significant wave height of 64 feet west of Ireland. This means individual waves in that area were potentially as high as 128 feet! Significant wave height is defined as the average of the highest one-third of waves in a particular period, and tends to run about half the height of single waves.

Buttressing the satellite observation, a buoy northwest of Ireland recorded a significant wave height of 41.3 feet Friday morning, which means individual waves were about twice as high, or nearly 80 feet, in that location."

We have had big waves hit the north coast that were generated by storms off of New Jersey that did a lot of damage along our north coast. (we lost some of our oceanside "cosmetic" wall and yard and had to build a real seawall.) So not unreasonable that the north coast of the D.R. gets some from this one. Takes about a week to travel but many other factors enter on travel time and size/strength, etc. Or we see nothing.

I'm sure that we will hear from our UK friends and get a better idea.
 

Ecoman1949

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/t...n-as-storm-dennis/ar-BB100tZQ?ocid=spartanntp

"The National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center reported that a satellite passing over the storm detected a significant wave height of 64 feet west of Ireland. This means individual waves in that area were potentially as high as 128 feet! Significant wave height is defined as the average of the highest one-third of waves in a particular period, and tends to run about half the height of single waves.

Buttressing the satellite observation, a buoy northwest of Ireland recorded a significant wave height of 41.3 feet Friday morning, which means individual waves were about twice as high, or nearly 80 feet, in that location."

We have had big waves hit the north coast that were generated by storms off of New Jersey that did a lot of damage along our north coast. (we lost some of our oceanside "cosmetic" wall and yard and had to build a real seawall.) So not unreasonable that the north coast of the D.R. gets some from this one. Takes about a week to travel but many other factors enter on travel time and size/strength, etc. Or we see nothing.

I'm sure that we will hear from our UK friends and get a better idea.
We, the citizens who inhabit the coastline areas of Atlantic Canada, have been coping with the effects of increased wave heights for decades. Significant loss of shoreline and adjacent property, increased flooding due to storm surges, etc. Human negligence and a massive wave was responsible for the loss of the Ocean Ranger, one of the largest semi-submersible oil drilling rigs, and the lives of all on board at the time when it was operating on the Grand Banks. Regions further south are now beginning to feel the effects of increased wave heights. During the past five years, I see these effects on my beach monitoring drives on the North Coast. All the more reason to put in place a long term tourism development plan for DR coastlines.