WASHINGTON (AP) --
as it moved toward land Monday was beginning to morph from hurricane into
hybrid storm. The change signals a more diffuse storm that will be bigger and
Director Rick Knabb said Sandy was beginning to
lose its tropical nature as it merges with a cold weather system that is
already dumping snow in West Virginia.
has been among the largest-sized hurricanes. Meteorologist Jeff Masters said
that as a hybrid, Sandy's
damage will be even wider. But it will be less intense.
Its force will extend as far as Chicago, where the
National Weather Service already has issued high wind warnings and a lakeshore