With Climate Change, Smaller Storms Are Growing More Fearsome, More Often
The Friday storm that produced vast flooding in New York City started out earlier in the week as an unremarkable — if unpredictable — weather system
HILARY HOWARD / NEW YORK TIMES – At first, it looked as if New York would simply be grazed by light rain on Friday.
David Stark, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said that earlier this week he was tracking what looked to be typical offshore weather. But on Wednesday night, a storm, which was supposed to stay south of the city and over the ocean, started to edge north, he said. And that changed everything …