We've certainly had a rough hurricane season from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but unfortunately it's not ever yet. Tropical storm Jose is churning up in the Atlantic Ocean, making it's way westward. The latest updates have reported that whether or not it makes landfall, it poses a threat to us on the East coast... One of those threats so far are worsening rip currents.
The bad news, well, the risk of rip currents remains this weekend at nearly all of New Jersey’s beaches. But the good news is the algae reported earlier this week seems to have all but disappeared.
The “ocean’s deadliest trick,” or rip currents, caused tens of thousands of rescues nationwide last year. They have proved deadly on many occasions, and their threat becomes a more pressing concern as the temperatures spike and people head to the shore. Still, researchers’ understanding of rip currents is somewhat limited.