By Dan Shapley
An unusually winter-like storm that pounded the East coast Sunday may be a portent of things to come, according to scientists' projections for a warmer world. Rainfall records were set across the Northeast, flooding caused evacuations in low-lying communities, and several deaths were blamed on the storm, which also dropped more than a foot of snow in higher elevation areas ready for spring. Coinciding with a new moon, the storm brought big surges to coastal beaches, threatening to erode white sands just weeks before beach weather arrives. Showers indeed.