Sandy caused many problems during its life. Here are some of the most impressive statistics from the storm.
Sandy is not the strongest hurricane north of Cape Hatteras.
A near-record low barometric pressure occurred with Sandy offshore Monday afternoon. The pressure bottomed at 27.76 inches. For a storm north of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Hurricane Gladys of 1977 holds the record at 27.73 inches. Gladys was a Category 4 hurricane which remained off the coast of the U.S.
However, Sandy had the lowest pressure of any storm that made landfall north of Cape Hatteras. This includes the 1938 New England Hurricane with 27.96 inches. 1954's Hazel, which had lower pressure at 27.67 inches, made landfall south of Cape Hatteras. Incidentally, the average atmosphere pressure is 29.92 inches.
Additional record pressure information can be found below.
This map shows how much rain has already fallen from Sandy through Tuesday afternoon.
HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS BY STATE:
Andrews AFB, Md.: 15.3" (unconfirmed)
Easton, Md.: 12.55"
Wildwood Crest, N.J.: 11.67"
Virginia Beach, Va.: 9.57"
Milford, Del.: 9.55"
Maysville, W.Va.: 7.75"
Hanover, Pa.: 7.61"
Washington, D.C.: 5.44"
Lorain, Ohio: 4.29"
East Milton, Mass.: 3.03"
Jaffrey, N.H.: 3.83"
Niagara Falls, N.Y.: 3.02"
Willimantic, Conn: 1.43"
HIGHEST WIND GUSTS BY STATE (>74 mph):
Eatons Neck, N.Y.: 94 mph
Montclair, N.J.: 88 mph
Westerly, R.I.: 86 mph
Madison, Conn.: 85 mph
Cuttyhunk, Mass.: 83 mph
Allentown, Pa.: 81 mph
Highland Beach, Md.: 79 mph
Chester Gap, Va.: 79 mph
HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:
Redhouse, Md.: 29"
Clayton, W.Va.: 33.0"
Champion, Pa.: 13"
Haywood County, N.C.: 24"
Norton, Va.: 24"
Mt. Leconte, Tenn.: 34"
Payne Gap, Ky.: 14"
Bellefontaine, Ohio: 3.5"
SNOW AMOUNTS ESTIMATED AT SKI RESORTS:
Snowshoe, W.Va.: 36"
Wisp, Md.: 36"
Seven Springs, Pa.: 28"
Beech Mountain, NC: 22"
Charleston, W.Va. had its snowiest October on record with 10.1" (.7" on the 29th and 9.4" on the 30th). The old record for snowiest October was 2.8" during 1961.
POWER OUTAGES: CNN reported more than 7.5 million
By comparison, Hurricane Ike had 7.5 million over his entire path.
39.67 feet 500 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J.
32.5 feet just outside New York Harbor entrance
21.7 feet lower Lake Michigan
TOP STORM SURGES:
The Battery, N.Y.: ~9 feet above normal
Kings Point, N.Y.: ~12.5 feet above normal
New Haven, Conn.: ~9 feet above normal
RECORD LOWEST PRESSURE (ON LAND):
Atlantic City, N.J.: 948.3 mb (28.00" Hg)
Philadelphia, Pa.: 953mb (28.23" Hg)
Harrisburg, Pa.: 963mb (28.46" Hg)
Scranton, Pa.: 971mb (28.69" Hg)
Trenton, N.J.: 958mb (28.31" Hg)
Baltimore, Md.: 965mb (28.49" Hg)
Harrisburg, Pa.: 964mb (28.46" Hb)
With a drier start to the weekend, showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread across the region as the holiday weekend progresses.
Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread as the holiday weekend progresses, possibly disrupting outdoor activities and weekend plans.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
There is the risk of severe weather, including tornadoes on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.
A five-state tornado outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa and Missouri occurred on this date. In all, 20 tornadoes were reported. Nine were in Iowa. One near Farragut, IA, in the extreme SW corner of the state, caused several fatalities and numerous injuries.