This Moon-boosted nor’easter may mean record-breaking floods
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After January’s “bomb cyclone,” the US East Coast is once again being hammered by a particularly bad storm that’s bringing strong winds and possibly record-breaking flooding. The National Weather Service has called the nor’easter “a LIFE & DEATH situation” in a tweet.
“In certain aspects, this one is bad,” says Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center. “The intensity of this system is right up there with the maximum that you would expect.”
This nor’easter is worse than others because it is rapidly intensifying close to the coast. Right now, an area of low pressure is getting stronger south of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “It’s kind of sitting there,” Chenard tells The Verge. The storm will hang out in that area…