As Hurricane Sandy turns into 'Frankenstorm,' experts explain the rare convergence

Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach,

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Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach, N.C. as Hurricane Sandy churns in the Atlantic Ocean. (Oct. 27, 2012) (Credit: AP)

It's been 69 years since the metropolitan area was hit by a late-season hurricane. Sandy's expected turbulent merger with a cold front moving in from the west, and a southern dip in the jet stream from Canada, will make it a hybrid storm, an even rarer occurrence, experts say.

The resulting storm, falling right before Halloween, has been dubbed 'Frankenstorm.'

Hurricane season lasts...

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