Le Monde diplomatique. Mail Online. The incredible tsunami 'wave' that rolled in from the sea and engulfed Florida beach. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:41 GMT, 12 February 2012 Breathtaking images of 'wave clouds' were captured by a helicopter pilot as they rolled off the sea and inland, completely engulfing a beachfront city.
The surreal event was captured by helicopter pilot Mike Schaeffer who was just finishing a tour of the coastline in Panama City Beach, Florida when he spotted the weather phenomenon - called a Kelvin–Helmholtz instability. The cloud swept across the sands creating a tsunami effect and over the top of the roofs of the beachfront blocks of condos earlier this month. Scroll down for video Wave machine: Helicopter pilot Mike Schaeffer spotted this incredible weather phenomenon along the coast of Panama City Beach, Florida Phenomenon: The clouds engulfed the beach on February 5 It normally occurs in regions with vast plains where winds quickly change speed creating turbulence but appeared in the beachfront city on February 5.
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