The scariest thing you’ll see this Halloween, at least if you live along the East Coast of the U.S., may not be an adult dressed in a “Honey Boo Boo” costume. Rather, it’s likely to be the effects of “Frankenstorm.”
Frankenstorm is the name the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given the monster weather event that’s expected to hit the eastern seaboard sometime around — you guessed it — Halloween.
We could try explaining to you why it’s called Frankenstorm, but the best and most clearheaded explanation we’ve found yet comes from the Associated Press Science Writer Seth Borenstein. He describes the weather event as “a collection of things,” combining Hurricane Sandy (heading northward in the Atlantic ocean), a storm front from the western part of the U.S. and some cold air mixed in from the Great Lakes.
Watch and learn. Knowing won’t prevent Frankenstorm’s arrival, but understanding its makeup and potential intensity could help you better prepare. Speaking of which, if you live on the East Coast of the U.S., how are your preparing for “Frankenstorm?”