While in the autumn of 2018 the Boston area and New England in general have been enjoying some of the most comfortable weather in years, this hasn’t been the pattern for all of the coastal U.S. or elsewhere in the world. Hurricane Michael is expected to be the most powerful storm ever to come ashore in the Florida panhandle, and recently hurricane Florence broke many long-standing records for rainfall and storm damage in the Carolinas and north into Virginia. Very slight changes in the development of the hurricane season could mean that similar conditions of both coastal surges and on-shore flooding could very likely affect the Boston and New England area in the coming years.
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