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Frankenstorm is new name for the snor’eastercane

The “Perfect Storm” of 1991 was caused by the convergence of two major storm systems, as will happen again soon on the east coast

Snor’eastercane is certainly a fun name. However, most in the country don’t know what a nor’easter is, so they can’t fully appreciate the name, which a weather forcaster must have had fun concocting. The new name is Frankenstorm, and it looks to be a doozy.

U.S. government forecasters on Thursday upped the odds of a major weather mess, now saying there’s a 90 percent chance that the East will get steady gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday.

Happy Halloween! And let’s hope Frankenstorm does not approach the Perfect Storm of Sebastian Junger’s book of the same name, when a nor’easter absorbed a hurricane in 1991, devastating coastlines and killing thirteen. Junger said he chose that name because the convergence of weather systems created a storm that could not have been worse. Coast Guard buoys off Cape Cod recorded sets of waves in excess of 100 feet tall…

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