- Congress has approved large parts of NOAA’s spending plan under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 that will direct $23.7 million (or $25 million before sequestration), a so-called “Sandy supplemental” to the National Weather Service (NWS) for forecasting equipment and supercomputer infrastructure.
- A furious Hurricane Sandy began the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater.
- Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it "the worst-case scenario."
- We are in the middle of hurricane season and already have a hurricane named Michael in the Atlantic Ocean. From memorable storms like Katrina to easily forgettable ones like Beryl, naming a tropical system has always been a ‘weather wonder’. Do random people name hurricanes after themselves? Is it the first person to notice it’s formed? After much research, I have found the answer.