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Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in Northeast


February 14, 2018

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Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the Northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor'easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. They include a freak November 1950 storm and devastating nor'easters in March 1962 and December 1992.Full Story

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