There Are Two Sides To Every Hurricane

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According to many forecasts, Hurricane Irene is expected to cut right through the middle of Massachusetts, but depending on what side of the storm you're on, you may experience Irene differently.

"We expect the wind to be a bigger issue in the eastern part of the Commonwealth and the rain to be a bigger issue in the western part of the Commonwealth," Gov. Deval Patrick said. "Slightly different kinds of challenges."

Isn't a hurricane a hurricane? Why the difference?

Lourdes Aviles breaks down the science behind the split-personality storm.


  • Lourdes Aviles, associate professor of Meteorology, Plymouth State University

This segment aired on August 26, 2011.


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