In South Florida we got off easy, according to what I’m reading …
There was a book, and a movie, called The Perfect Storm … describing a similar meteorological (weather) set up to what is predicted to take place in the Northeastern United States.
The Perfect Storm book image (wikipedia)
The Perfect Storm – Movie Trailer “Nature has created a MONSTER”
Updated 9:48 PM ET
WASHINGTON An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling “Frankenstorm” is likely to blast most of the East Coast next week, focusing the worst of its weather mayhem around New York City and New Jersey.
The storm is a mix of Hurricane Sandy, now in the Caribbean as a Category 2 storm, as well as an early winter storm in the West and a blast of arctic air from the North. They’re predicted to collide and park over the country’s most populous coastal corridor and reach as far inland as Ohio.
NOAA 5 day forcast – Hurricane Sandy
Early Worries That Hurricane Sandy Could Be a ‘Perfect Storm’
“It really could be an extremely significant, historic storm,” said Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami, explaining that conditions are similar to those that created the famous “perfect storm” of 1991.
The chain of events that would make Hurricane Sandy develop into a grave threat to the coast involves a storm system known as a midlatitude trough that is moving across the country from the west. If the systems meet up, as many computer models predict, the storm over land could draw the hurricane in.
“Now you’ve got this giant storm complex with a lot of energy,” Mr. Feltgen said. The combined systems could produce high winds, heavy rains and storm surges that would cause extensive damage.
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