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Two Nor’Easters in One Week


As winter’s grip on March tightens with two nor’easters hitting the region in one week, Jase Bernhardt, a meteorologist who runs Hofstra’s three weather stations, discusses the differences between the two storms in a Newsday article.

In addition, Dr. Bernhardt, a professor in the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, is available to media to discuss what he says is an important element to understanding these nor’easters:  “The negative phase of a weather phenomenon known as the North Atlantic Oscillation often creates a climatic pattern for a period of several days to a few weeks that is conducive to big coastal storms for the Northeast U.S.  We shifted into this pattern in late February, and it helps explain the back-to-back big storms.”



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