East Coast Prepares for Sandy
Could be the worst storm in 100 years
Hurricane Sandy is growing into what experts believe could be the worst East Coast storm in 100 years. The hurricane, which killed at least 22 in the Caribbean this week, is expected to combine with a nor’easter and an inland snowstorm to form a powerful weather system, which the Wall Street Journal dubbed a “snor’eastercane,” and could hit anywhere from North Carolina to Boston. “Essentially, all of the major models are now showing some form of phasing event similar to the perfect storm occurring sometime next week,” said graduate student William A. Komaromi of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Sandy, the 18th named storm this year, could drop heavy snow in the Appalachians, and as much as a foot of rain in other areas.