COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Don't Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast
Description: Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a new scientific study. Extratropical cyclones, including nor'easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast. They include a freak November 1950 storm and devastating nor'easters in March 1962 and December 1992. [Source: Rutgers University]
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Source: Rutgers University
Publish Date: 2/23/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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