Talk About a Perfect Storm!

“Forecasters said Sandy was a rare, hybrid ‘super storm’ created by an Arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm.

“The combination of those two storms would have been bad enough, but meteorologists said there was a third storm at play – a system coming down from Canada that would effectively trap the hurricane-nor’easter combo and hold it in place, amplifying the inland flooding effects.

“Moreover, the storm was coming ashore at high tide, which was pulled even higher by a full moon.”

From “Sandy strengthens as it nears East Cost; Wall Street shut,” Daniel Trotta and Tom Hals, Reuters

 

3 comments on “Talk About a Perfect Storm!

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    Can’t wait to see how Mitt will spin it all over the next few days . . .

  2. momshieb says:

    I’m kind of hoping that the shutting down of Wall St for two days might force the powers to think about climate change.
    At last.

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