Sandy the "superstorm"?

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    Hey,

    I hope you guys on the East Coast are alright after the storm. It looked pretty nasty in some areas. And I need help with something. I noticed that the Weather Channel referred to this as a "super storm". Is that just somewhere in between a Hurricane and a Tropical Storm? What did they mean by that?
     
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    It was a overhyped term meant to get ratings complete with Jim Cantore standing in every bad place he could find. By 3AM they had fallen back to quoting wind gusts at airliner altitude to keep it sounding sinister.
     
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    It's just a descriptive adjective to describe an unusually large hurricane that interacts with cold fronts and does damage both from wind, tidal surge and rain (tropical) and blizzards (temperate).

    And to the asswipe that posted above me, take a look at the Jersey shore and keep pretending it was overhyped.
     
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    Media just wanted to show you how cute and smart they are by using Frankenstorm during Halloween.
     
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    Past disasters to swell aid bill for Superstorm Sandy...
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    Sandy relief package swells aid for past disasters
    Jan 12,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.

     
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    They say things like that b/c it makes them feel better about the fact that NY and NJ have had to wait longer than anyplace in the country has ever had to wait for disaster aid.
     
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    President Bush was better, what can we tell ya?
     
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    It is truly amazing that those first posts were 10/31 and by January 3rd Congress still could not get an aid package together.
     
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    Schumer loaded it with pork. Why aren't you upset about that?
     
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    And your source of information is.....
     

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