i haven't quite gotten a good grip on the hurricane activity in the eastern pacific just yet. usually on the east coast when a strong hurricane stays offshore it means perfect weather, nice-sized waves and offshore winds. here it's more of a dice-roll whether or not we see waves from tropical systems.
right now, felicia is a category 3 with potential to strengthen some more before it starts weakening closer to hawaii. i looked at the satellite though and the hurricane doesn't look that big, although it's super powerful near the eye. will we see waves from a small but strong hurricane like this one? it's kind of far from california
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Thread: felicia swell?
Aug 5, 2009, 03:36 PM #1
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Since, felecia is moving off to the WNW, she isn't going to send anything towards the US West coast. For tropical swells, you want to look for more of a northward movement.
The storm will send tropical swells towards exposed areas of Hawaii.