big wave day

A massive wave in the North Atlantic near Scotland has set a new world record for the tallest ever measured by a buoy, the World Meteorological Organization said.
The giant, picked up back in February of 2013 by an automated buoy between Iceland and the United Kingdom, measured 62.3 feet ― significantly larger than the previous record of 59.96 feet measured in December 2007, also in the North Atlantic.
WMO Assistant Secretary-General Wenjian Zhang described the new record, announced publicly in a press release Tuesday, as “remarkable.”
“This is the first time we have ever measured a wave of 19 meters,” Zhang said in a statement. “It highlights the importance of meteorological and ocean observations and forecasts to ensure the safety of the global maritime industry and to protect the lives of crew and passengers on busy shipping lanes.”
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