As a meteorologist, there are things you learn in textbooks that you may never see in person. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none. This is one of those things — a hurricane strong enough to change the shape of an ocean.
"Hurricane Irma Is Literally Pulling the Ocean Away From Shorelines" is from the September 10, 2017 Capital Weather Gang section of The Washington Post. It was written by Angela Fritz and narrated by Sam Scholl.