Something to think about... I keep hearing comparisons to the 1991 "Perfect Storm". That's fine, BUT... The "Perfect Storm" stayed about 150 miles offshore. It never made landfall in the US! The lowest recorded pressure reached 972mb.
However, the pressure gradient was extreme (~70mb) with a strong high parked in eastern Canada. Similar setup here in some ways (yet very different in others), but if "Sandy" comes in (really think it's becoming more and more likely. Thought this way since Monday morning mainly because of a strong -NAO), it will cause a lot more direct impact to the NE US. #IMPACT