Tropical Storm Henri off East Coast


How Warming Affects Rare Northern Storms Like Henri

CHELSEA HARVEY / E&E NEWS – Tropical Storm Henri struck Rhode Island yesterday afternoon with 60-mph winds, making it the first named storm to hit the state in 30 years.

That was a rare occurrence in the Northeast, where most hurricane-force storms weaken over cooler waters or get pushed into the Atlantic by easterly winds. Those that do strike Northern states are almost never major storms by the time they hit.

Henri brought heavy rainfall and power outages from New York and New Jersey through New England …