Hurricane Sandy morphing into hybrid
Hurricane Sandy 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 sloppier.
US National Hurricane Center 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.
Sandy 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.
Hurricane Irene (Aug 2011) vs. Hurricane Sandy