We are at the very end of a very active hurricane season. With the exception of Hurricane Issac hitting the Gulf Coast causing 44 deaths and two billion dollars in damage, no other storm has impacted the United States this year. This is in spite of the fact that we have already used the names to "Rafael".
Just when we thought the season was over there is a disturbance that is just south of Cuba and will soon become Tropical Storm Sandy. First, meteorologists expected the storm to head out into the Atlantic. However, it is possible that a ridge of high pressure will build out in the Atlantic and take the storm as a mean storm up the East Coast. The storm could even reserve its worse impact from Virginia to New England.
Waters along the East Coast have been much warmer this year. Even if the storm loses its tropical characteristics it could be a mammoth Northeaster!
If that forecasts holds, then all people along the East Coast will have to be on the alert next weekend for a major storm!