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