WHY IS SANDY A SU­PER­STORM?

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

HUR­RI­CANE SANDY is expected to be­come an ex­tra­t­rop­i­cal storm. Un­like a trop­i­cal sys­tem like a hur­ri­cane, which gets its power from warm ocean wa­ters, ex­tra­t­rop­i­cal sys­tems are driven by tem­per­a­ture con­trasts in the at­mos­phere

SANDY IS EXPECTED to merge with a win­try sys­tem from the west, at which point it will be­come the pow­er­ful su­per­storm. Frigid air from Canada also is expected to get in­gested into Sandy, which will only help to strengthen the storm fur­ther. Of­fi­cials are ex­pect­ing a foot of rain, high winds and up to 2 feet of snow

HUR­RI­CANE-FORCE WINDS of at 74 mph could send tree branches into power lines, or top­ple trees and power poles. Those left stand­ing could suc­cumb to snow

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