Beginning Sunday, the National Weather Service is predicting severe weather for the north eastern United States, including high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and possibly snow, from Sunday through Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy and various weather systems combine to form what forecasters are calling “Frankenstorm,” and which the The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center characterized as a “high impact merging of energetic systems.”

“This thing is going through a metamorphosis as it’s approaching the north eastern U.S.,” said Judah Cohen, Ph.D., director of seasonal forecasting for Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER). “The most likely threat might not be the worst,” he says, adding the caveat that the storm is still likely several days out, and that multiple outcomes are possible, including that the storm heads out to sea. “If it cuts through central to northern New Jersey, that is going to pile up a lot of water into New York Harbor. That could be a really bad scenario for flooding in that northern New Jersey, lower Manhattan, Long Island area.”

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Digital Insurance content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access