As many of you know, I live in Brooklyn, New York, and yesterday, "Frankenstorm" wreaked havoc on New York City and the entire East Coast of the United States. (As I write, it is now visiting the interior of our country). The storm's malevolence arises from the fact that it is a hybrid storm--a "perfect storm," if you will--formed by colliding weather systems and made worse by the fact that it occurred over one of the country's most populated corridors. Below are two maps the BBC made--the first shows the storm system over the US, and the second superimposes the storm system over a map of Europe, giving us an idea of just how big the storm was in relative terms. The result? If the eye of the storm were near Paris, the areas affected would include London, Dublin, Glasgow, Zurich, Prague, Berlin, and Copenhagen. In short, it was huge. My heart goes out to all those affected by the storm, and my thoughts are with them during the recovery process.
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