November 30 marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane. The number of named storms is well above the average of 12. The number of hurricanes is also above the average of six, but the number of [...]
The immensity of the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the Eastern U.S. is difficult to comprehend, and the scenes of devastation coming from the impact zone are stunning and heart-wrenching. To help understand the extraordinary scale of this historic storm, I’ve put together a list of notable statistics from Sandy:
Death toll: 160 (88 in [...]
This is a before and after picture of Sandy’s damage in New Jersey.
Thanks NOAA for pictures.
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At 7 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Sandy made landfall about 30 miles east-northeast of Cape May, New Jersey. At the time it was moving toward the west-northwest at 28 mph.
Sandy is now a post-tropical cyclone, having lost its tropical characteristics. It remains a dangerous storm, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
Multiple reports of [...]