Hurricane Sandy Kills 34 In Caribbean, Heads Toward East Coast
Though it's a slow-moving storm, forecasters are worried it will intensive as it nears the U.S. They predict it could reach the coast next week hitting anywhere between Virginia, Maryland, or Delaware up through New York or Southern New England.
Forecasters said Sandy, with an expanding wind field already 550 miles wide, had begun merging with a polar air mass over the eastern United States, potentially spawning a hybrid "super storm" that could wreak havoc along the East Coast.
"Its structure is evolving as we speak because it's interacting with this weather feature at higher levels of the atmosphere," said Todd Kimberlain, a forecaster at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
"The models are suggesting that the storm could actually become better organized or intensify a little bit, not due to the normal processes than we would expect for a tropical cyclone but more related to this weather feature," Kimberlain said.
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