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The powerful thunderstorms that that left a path of destruction and at least 3 dead across the Northeast on Tuesday were so strong they generated a small tsunami off the coast, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service said the weather-generated tsunami, known as a meteotsnuami, resulted in fluctuating water levels for several hours and was picked up on buoys off stretching from New Jersey up to southern New England. "This kind of tsunami is generated by abrupt changes of atmospheric pressure in the causative storm system, which is a line of thunderstorms that moved over the ocean in this case," the NWS said . "The combination of the air pressure effect on the ocean surface, ... Full story

16 May