Friday, January 22, 2010

Storm day 2 - Seal Beach Pier

On the second day (Tuesday) of the big storm that hit California, I decided to head down to the Seal Beach Pier for sunset after the main band of rain had passed. Earlier that day, a tornado struck about 2 miles from the pier, flipping an SUV and tossing some boats in the marina.

The clouds opened up for the sunset and were mostly gathered against Mt. Wilson to the east. A large number of people gathered at the beach to check out the storm surge and wind.

I would not enjoy being out on the oil rig or one of the other cargo ships in the Long Beach harbor. The waves were pounding from the south west, into an area that is usually protected from the westward wind and waves.

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