Slow-moving hurricanes such as Sandy on the rise

New Scientist: Parts of New York City are already underwater as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the US east coast, bringing intense winds, torrential rain and a dangerous storm surge. Sandy is merging with a winter storm from the west and an Arctic weather system, to become a hybrid "Frankenstorm". Its winds have strengthened, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), reaching sustained speeds of 150 kilometres per hour. Tropical-storm-force winds extend 780 kilometres from the storm's centre. According......

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