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NWS Confirms Sandy Was Not a Hurricane At Landfall

NWS Confirms Sandy Was Not a Hurricane At Landfall

In a technical report released on Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reaffirmed its initial conclusion that Hurricane Sandy was no longer officially a hurricane when it made landfall on Oct. 29 near Brigantine, N.J., just north of Atlantic City. Instead, it was a “post-tropical cyclone” packing hurricane-force winds… Read More

Rich Moisture Feed Helped Blizzard Bury Northeast

Rich Moisture Feed Helped Blizzard Bury Northeast

The amazing snowfall totals were in part the result of the rich tropical moisture feed that the storm tapped into, as Climate Central reported on Feb. 8. … Read More

Blizzard Buries New England, Breaks Snowfall Records

Blizzard Buries New England, Breaks Snowfall Records

The storm shut down travel across the region, knocked out power to nearly 700,000 customers, stranded many motorists in their vehicles on Long Island, and exceeded benchmarks set during the infamous Blizzard of 1978, which occurred 35 years ago this week.… Read More

What You Need to See to Understand Blizzard ‘Nemo’

What You Need to See to Understand Blizzard ‘Nemo’

The blizzard is also pulling in an extraordinary amount of moisture, which is consistent with recent trends in the Northeast toward more frequent 1-day precipitation extremes during the cold season, including heavy snowstorms. … Read More

Blizzard of 2013 Brings Another Threat: Coastal Flooding

Blizzard of 2013 Brings Another Threat: Coastal Flooding

Sea levels are rising worldwide due to warming ocean temperatures, melting polar ice caps, and sinking land masses, along with other factors. Higher sea levels provide a higher launching pad for storm surges from hurricanes and nor’easters, making it possible for relatively weak storms to cause damage. In Boston, the top five highest storm tides, w… Read More

Threat Of Upcoming Blizzard Seen Through 6 Images

Threat Of Upcoming Blizzard Seen Through 6 Images

The blockbuster snowstorm headed for southern New England beginning on Friday is expected to unleash a potentially crippling amount of snow in some areas, perhaps greater than two feet. Due to the combination of high winds and heavy snow, blizzard warnings have been issued from Maine to Long Island, including Boston, Hartford, Providence, and New Y… Read More

Life-Threatening Blizzard Poised to Strike New England

Life-Threatening Blizzard Poised to Strike New England

A life-threatening and historic blizzard that could rank among the top 10 snowstorms on record in southern New England is poised to plaster the region this weekend with snow that will be measured in feet rather than inches. The storm could also cause major coastal flooding and produce hurricane force wind gusts, forecasters said.… Read More

Historic, Crippling Blizzard May Strike New England

Historic, Crippling Blizzard May Strike New England

Early February is a notorious time of year for bringing major storms to New England, with the benchmark storm, known as the Blizzard of ‘78, occurring 35 years ago this week. That storm caused damaging coastal flooding, dumped well over 2 feet of snow in Massachusetts, and trapped many people in their cars. In Boston, 27.1 inches of snow fell, in… Read More