FRANKENSTORM: The Mother Of All Snowicanes Is Barreling Toward New York City
Oct. 25, 2012
Hurricane Sandy spent the last few days wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, causing at least two deaths. Now a “potent” category 2 storm, people are beginning to worry about the effect the storm could have on the U.S.
Writing today in the WSJ, resident weather expert Eric Holthaus is pointing toward a worrying scenario for the North-East: The hurricane could blend with a snowstorm to create havoc before Halloween, becoming a “snor’eastercane.” Holthaus believes the odds of the storm hitting NYC are 2 in 3.
AccuWeather Alex Sosnowski also warns an inland storm could result in “coastal flooding, flooding rainfall, high winds, downed trees, power outages, travel mayhem and even Appalachian snow” from Boston to DC (including New York City).
Some even say the financial impact of this “mega-storm” worse than the Perfect Storm, the deadly storm immortalized by a George Clooney movie. The Weather Channel’s meteorologist Jim Cantore is completely freaking out about the storm on Twitter.