Hurricane Fiona plowed previous New England leaving surfers using excessive.
Waves topped 8 ft on some south-facing seashores — particularly in Rhode Island and off Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
“Fiona is leaving big swells and nice waves for surfing,” the National Weather Service reported Friday.
They weren’t kidding. Waves had been 10-to-18-feet excessive south of Nantucket within the open ocean.
Fiona is forecast to make landfall Saturday morning in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland in what might be one of many greatest storms ever to hit there.
“This is definitely going to be one of, if not the most powerful, tropical cyclones to affect our part of the country,” Ian Hubbard, meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, advised the Associated Press. “It’s going to be definitely as severe and as bad as any I’ve seen.”
Fiona hit Bermuda Friday whereas earlier walloping Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the French island of Guadeloupe.
Puerto Rico was hit the toughest, thus far, with energy knocked out on the island.
But earlier than you loosen up, the National Hurricane Center mentioned a newly fashioned tropical despair within the southern Caribbean was anticipated to start strengthening, and hit Cuba early Tuesday as a hurricane after which hit southern Florida early Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.