In recent days, two powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds have spun up in the North Atlantic. You can watch them in the animation above of GOES-16 satellite imagery. It was posted to the awesome GOES-16 Loop of the Day website.
The storm closer to North America was so strong that it churned the waters up into stupendous waves higher than 60 feet tall:
re: #hurricane force low over the Central Atlantic — earlier swath of data from the altimeter instrument (AltiKa) flying aboard SARAL satellite returned significant wave heights to 61 feet / 18.6 meters in the southwest quadrant of low #SatWave pic.twitter.com/TT5T1DtMYb
— NWS OPC (@NWSOPC) February 20, 2018
That would be almost high enough to inundate the White House.