While the D.C. area escaped the worst of Sandy, this hybrid nor’easter with a hurricane inside (later called a post-tropical cyclone) was a first in recent history. Now that things have died down, here is some reading for extreme weather buffs.
Global Weirdness:Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future by Climate Central, Inc.
Restless Skies: The Ultimate Weather Book by Paul Douglas
Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States by Rick Schwartz
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger