Why New England rarely sees hurricane threats like Henri
As the storm heads for coastal New York and Massachusetts, climate scientists weigh in on the unusual storm and whether it was influenced by warming temperatures.
For the first time in 30 years, a hurricane is set to make landfall in coastal New England. Not since Hurricane Bob struck the region in 1991 have New Englanders been directly struck by a storm of this magnitude.
As of Friday afternoon, as Tropical Storm Henri crawled toward eastern New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, its wind speeds were just a few miles per hour shy of the 74 mph that would qualify it as a hurricane.
Since its inception in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last week, Henri has been challenging to forecast, and its exact path remains unclear still. Depending on how the atmosphere steers it, the storm could swoop over the New England coastline before a quick