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Video: Rare Tsunami Formed In Chesapeake Bay During Monday's Storms, Forecasters Say

KENT COUNTY, Md (WJZ) -- A rare meteotsunami formed in the Chesapeake Bay as thunderstorms rolled through Maryland Monday night.

According the The National Weather Service's Mt. Holly bureau the tsunami formed near Tolchester Beach in Kent County.

A video posted to The Shanty Bar at Tolchester Marina's Facebook page shows the wind blowing water around Monday evening.

A video taken by one of our slip holders while under the covered slips during the storm Monday night. A bit scary!

Posted by The Shanty Beach Bar at Tolchester Marina on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The tidal chart showed that there was a sharp rise and fall along several smaller waves. This wasn't due to any seismic activity, instead it was due to the substantial pressure created by the thunderstorm.

If you happened to be near the Chesapeake Bay near Tolchester Beach yesterday you would have noticed an interesting...

Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

You can learn more about the meteotsunami on NOAA's website.

Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast by downloading the WJZ weather app.

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