Hurricane Chris is not projected to make landfall with the East Coast, but will instead greatly impact the swells and riptides for the region. NOAA
The Carolinas are expecting their first hurricane of the season and, with it, several days of high surf and riptides. Already gusting over 60 mph, tropical storm Chris is meandering off the Carolina coastline but is projected to become a hurricane as it progresses farther from land and into the Atlantic ocean. As it moves, its effects will be felt by not just the Carolinas, but the entire mid-Atlantic coastline.
While increased swells might appear to be tantalizing surf, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) strongly warns against the temptation. "These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the NHC stated in a public advisory.
In fact, increased swells have already claimed the life of 60-year-old man who drowned from the rough surf, according to the Weather Channel. Beach visitors have been warned to expect heightened danger through Thursday; by then the storm will have reached Nova Scotia and Canada.
On Saturday, the body of Martin Uptain of Martin Outfitters was found after being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Terrace Mountain area of the Teton Wilderness. The incident occurred early Friday while Uptain and client Corey Chubon were retrieving an elk carcass from a guided bow hunt. The men were aggressively charged by two large grizzly bears, a sow and its grown cub, according to the Jackson Hole News and Guide. One of the bears was especially combative and proceeded to attack both
The discovery of Diana Bober’s body in the Mt. Hood National Forest on Monday could potentially be confirmed as the first fatal cougar attack in the state of Oregon. Bober, 55, had gone missing after she went hiking alone on August 29th, according to the New York Daily News. Her family from out of state noticed a lapse in communication with her and reported her lost to the Gresham police. Bober was described by her family as a frequent hiker who felt at ease on the trails. Initially
Arthur Medici was pronounced dead Saturday from the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936. The 26-year-old, who was bodyboarding along the shore, was attacked by an unconfirmed great white shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, per the New York Times. RELATED: Great White Shark Swims Alarmingly Close to Shore Like a scene straight from Jaws, an onlooking fisherman screamed “shark” upon spotting the dorsal in the water. After being bitten in the leg, Medici kicked the