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

Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach,

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

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