"This is a very dangerous storm. And, during my career, we've had the opportunity to make our forecasts of these storms better. When I started my career, we missed the location of where a hurricane was going to come on land by over 400 miles. And this storm, five days in advance, we were correct within less than 100 miles," said MacDonald, who serves as Director of the Earth System Research Laboratory of NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in Boulder.
MacDonald even had the chance to fly with a NOAA plane Sunday to the eye of the hurricane.
"It was an amazing flight," MacDonald said.
"The unusual thing about Hurricane Sandy is it actually was a tropical storm, that got caught up in a big latitude storm. And on the east coast they call those Nor'easter," he added.
"It's also pretty dangerous. Because it's such a huge area, of really high winds, and really heavy rain, we're pretty worried about storm surge and all these possibilities these types of storms have," MacDonald said.
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