Wasn't the idea of storms merging the basis for the movie "The Perfect Storm"? That is what it sounds like is being talked about here. Yeah, I know, Hollywood isn't reality.
actually Perfect Storm was about a fishing boat and based on a true story. I can't think of the name of the movie that had the Statue of Liberty buried under snow last year.... somebody will by the time i post this I'm sure.
It was'nt 2 hurricanes "merging", it was a hurricane and strong anti-cyclonic system coming off land that "merged". Something you do not see often...hardly ever in history.
What do you call it when a large company buys off a smaller company? That would be the appropiate scenario.
Actually the "Perfect Storm" really happened and the movie was based on a true story. In late October (around Halloween) in 1991, a massive northeaster affected Southern New England and dumped about a foot of rain with hurricane force winds. Most coastal communites were flooded around here - very similar to the Blizzard of 1978.
Here's the weatherman who called "the Perfect Storm", Todd Gross of WHDH-TV Boston. The movie included a scene where he realizes what's happening...
Wasn't that an October storm?
Wasn't one of the storms off the Great Lakes?
The "Perfect Storm" actually happened!! Several years ago around Halloween. No snow though.....
But I think the book/movie was based on a real event.