Bay Area To See 19 ft Waves, Fake Snow in Vikings Dome Fools NFL Fans


Waves up to 19 feet to pummel SF bay area -Tropical Storm Lisa forms, could become hurricane – Fake snow in Vikings dome fools NFL fans – The Halloween weather forecast and alerts

Waves up to 19 feet to slam SF bay area, bring dangerous “sneaker waves”

Waves up to 19 feet tall are expected to slam the San Francisco Bay area beaches on Monday. A forecaster with the National Weather Service said: “There is a northwest swell that is coming in ahead of [Tuesday’s] cold front.” (See weather alerts below for coastal warnings).

“Sneaker wave” warning

The NWS is warning beachgoers to “never turn your back to the ocean,” over so-called “sneaker waves,” which can catch people by surprise and pull them into the ocean. Sneaker waves are much larger and run farther up the beach than other waves in a set, the San Francisco Gate reported.

Tropical Storm Lisa forms, could become hurricane with direct strike on Belize

Tropical Storm Lisa formed in the Caribbean on Monday with sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm is traveling West at 14 miles an hour.

A forecast track released by the NHC predicts the storm intensifying and strengthening to a hurricane around 2 AM on Wednesday before making a direct strike on Belize between late Wednesday and early Thursday, Breaking Belize News reported.

Fake snow in Vikings dome fools NFL fans

Loads of NFL fans fell hook, line, and sinker for fake snow coming down inside the U.S. Bank Stadium as the Minnesota Vikings welcomed the Arizona Cardinals for a Week 8 matchup, Total Pro Sports reported.

A video showed snow coming down onto seats and the fields, triggering scores of fans to comment on social media. Many of the commenters believed that billions had been wasted on building what they mistakenly believed to be a failing stadium roof, which some even speculated was going to collapse. “$2 billion doesn’t get you what it used to,” one fan said.

Finally, one Viking fan revealed: “It’s fake snow that falls during their intro.”

The Halloween weather forecast and NWS alerts for Monday

Here are Monday’s weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Winter storm warning: northeastern and east central California; western Nevada.

Winter weather advisory: southeastern Washington; northeastern south-central and southern Oregon; northern California; east-central Nevada.

Flash flood warning: northwest Washington.

High surf advisory: Southwestern coastal Oregon.

Hazardous Sea warning and small craft advisory: Entire Pacific coastline from Washington to California.

Gale warning: northern and central California coast.

High wind warning: northwestern Montana.

Wind advisory: northwestern Montana; central and southern Nevada; southeastern California; northwestern Arizona.

High wind watch: southwestern Montana; south-central Wyoming; Western Utah.

Halloween weather forecast

Here are the weather conditions forecast for Halloween from the National Weather Service (NWS).

West: An atmospheric river could bring a chance of heavy rain and gusty winds, as mixed precipitation and rain are forecast for much of Washington and Oregon, as well as northern California, northern Idaho, and northwestern Montana into northwestern Washington.

Southwest: Thunderstorms across southern and southwestern Texas from the Mexico border to the Gulf.

Central US/Great Lakes/Ohio Valley: Rain over portions of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

South: rain over parts of Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Southeast: Thunderstorms over portions of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.

East/Mid-Atlantic: Thunderstorms over parts of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Rain over parts of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.