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, December 1, at 9:55 a.m., sixteen people were skiing and snowboarding on the southern end of Expert Chutes, an inbounds zone at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, when an avalanche broke above them. In a matter of seconds the 150-foot wide slab with a 2-foot crown barreled down the slope, burying five skiers below. Without hesitation, onlookers immediately sprung into action and the ski patrol responded swiftly. Thanks to the cooperation and preparedness of the community and the
An avalanche caught five skiers on Saturday morning at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Everyone survived. The slide was triggered near the top of the freshly-opened Thunder Lift in an area next to the Expert Chutes zone. The slab broke loose from the base of a cliff with a crown measured around two feet deep and 150 feet wide. A JHMR ski patrol search team armed with two dogs, a Recco device and avalanche beacons immediately began searching the area, uncovering the victims, which included
The Freeride World Tour is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday morning, it was announced that snowboarding legend and Jackson local Travis Rice will be a wild card at the first competition of the season in Hakuba. Rice blew minds in 2017 at the Freeride World Qualifiers 4-start event in Hakuba with a first place finish, and he wants to return to see if can take home a win on the world stage. This season’s competition is set for January 19-26. RELATED: Tanner Hall to Join the