Massive waves from weekend nor'easter cause damage in Caribbean, reach South America

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This weekend’s storm reserved its full might for southern New England, where winds gusted to 93 miles per hour and coastal flooding occurred for at least five tide cycles. But the nor’easter that struck Washington, D.C., New York, Providence, and Boston has churned up so much real estate across the Atlantic Ocean that high waves are causing damage in Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands. 

The storm’s footprint, in the form of high waves, is unusually expansive, extending all the way southward to the Caribbean and even northern South America. Swells generated by the storm’s vast wind field now occupy at least half of the North Atlantic, according to maps provided by the U.S. Ocean Prediction Center, which is part of the National Weather Service.  Read more…

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Massive waves from weekend nor'easter cause damage in Caribbean, reach South America