WASHINGTON (AP) -- The storm that is threatening 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation with persistent high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides and heavy flooding is not one simple weather system.
Weather experts say it combines Hurricane Sandy, an ordinary cold front and Arctic air. The hurricane is being steered by a giant ridge of air centered over Greenland, blocking its normal path north. The full moon and an expected record low pressure will likely amplify its wrath.
The result is a week-long weather monster that the federal government's top forecaster says is far worse than the sum of its parts.
Weather Underground director Jeff Masters calls it part hurricane, part nor'easter and all trouble.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Attention Parrot Heads: Thursday's Jimmy Buffett concert, at least for now, is still on.
A police pursuit through Tulsa in which a suspect repeatedly shot at officers ended with the man's death Wednesday, law enforcement officials have confirmed.
PSO says it will move crews from different parts of the state based on need.
BRITNEY SPEARS fell for her boyfriend DAVID LUCADO after experiencing an "instant" connection with him when they first met at a party.