monster1 copyCall it a beast, a monster, a meteorological bomb, or a behemoth. The extreme storm offshore eastern New England and slamming the Canadian Maritimes is all of those things. WeatherBell meteorologist Ryan Maue estimates the storm’s (integrated kinetic) energy is four times that of superstorm Sandy, based on its enormity and power.  As predicted, the storm literally exploded overnight, its pressure crashing from the levels of a pedestrian mid-latitude storm (1002 millibars) to a category 3 hurricane (around 964 millibars). And its pressure is still falling. The storm has absolutely raked extreme eastern Massachusetts, with hurricane force wind gusts up to 82 mph logged in Nantucket (the strongest since at least the March 1993 Superstorm and Hurricane Bob in 1991) and up to 10 inches of snow. More