Surf and Sky During Tropical Storm Ophelia

November 10, 2023

Surf and Sky During Tropical Storm Ophelia

Cin_TSepod_9-24-23 on Assateague near Toms Cove. view to North. 9-26pm (003)

Photographer: Cindy Sun

Summary Authors: Cindy Sun, Jim Foster

Shown above are photos of an attention getting sky captured as Tropical Storm Ophelia passed over Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. They were taken on September 24, 2023, while I was standing atop a small sand dune. In the top photo I was facing toward the south then turned in the opposite direction to take the photo at bottom. Tropical force winds by definition are between 39 and 73 mph (34-63 knots), so are quite capable of churning up seas. Note the bright white surf in addition to the heavy cloud cover. 


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Coordinates: 37.9087, -75.3559

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