No more Superstorm Sandys expected for a long time

Future conditions less likely to steer hurricanes directly into the East Coast

By Erin Wayman, 14:57 PM September 20, 2013

Climate change may bring some good news to the Northeast: The unusual atmospheric circumstances that allowed Hurricane Sandy to slam directly into New Jersey could become even rarer in the future, new simulations predict. Although future conditions may steer more storms away from the East Coast, the new study doesn’t address whether Atlantic hurricanes will change in frequency or intensity.

Most North Atlantic hurricanes travel roughly parallel to the East Coast and make landfall approaching f...

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