The United States was spared the effects of Hurricane Ophelia, thankfully, but the folks over in the United Kingdom was not spared. When parts of the world or country receive weather that is unique to another part, well, some wild things can happen (i.e. snow and ice in deep south cities, think Atlanta…hurricanes in northern cities, think hurricane Sandy in New York City).
Although Ophelia had weakened by the time it crossed the Atlantic Ocean, it was still strong enough, with 80 mph winds, to cause some pretty heavy waves, including some crashing along ocean walk areas of cities, kicking up massive amounts of seas foam and tearing the roof off of buildings. The winds from the storm also caused waterfalls to flow in the opposite direction, shooting water up in the air, as opposed to falling in the Mallerstang Valley in Cambria. It also caused a pretty unique murky, reddish, Mars looking sky as the storm picked up Saharan dust and debris from forest fires in Span and Portugal. Check out some of the photos from the U.K. thanks to this storm.