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Why were no hurricane watches or warnings issued before Sandy landfall?

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POSTED: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 1:04pm

As Hurricane Sandy approached landfall along the coast of the northeastern U.S. in late October, the National Hurricane Center declined to issue hurricane watches and warnings for the New York and New Jersey coasts.

This prompted criticism from many quarters.

The Weather Channel spoke with NHC Director Dr. Rick Knabb to learn more about why the agency elected not to issue watches and warnings for Sandy, and how it will handle storms in the future like this one.

Read more: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/sandy-why-no-hurricane-warnings-20121127

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