A statistical look at Hurricane Sandy

AccuWeatherOctober 30, 2012 

Courtesy of AccuWeather, here is a statistical look at Hurricane Sandy:

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, NC. Hurricane Gladys of 1977 holds the record at 27.73 inches. Gladys was a Category 4 hurricane which remained off the US coast.

HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS BY STATE:

Lorain, Ohio: 4.29"

Martinsburg, W.Va.: 4.06"

Jackson, Ky.: 1.64 (includes measurable snowfall)

Patuxent River, Md.: 8.23"

Oceania/Virginia Beach, Va.: 9.57"

Washington, D.C.: 4.68"

Wilmington, Del.: 4.68"

Ft. Ritchie, Pa.: 4.14"

Atlantic City, N.J.: 5.57"

Niagra Falls, N.Y.: 2.4"

East Milton, Mass.: 3.03"

Jaffrey, N.H.: 2.54"

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.: 26.0"

Bowden, W.Va.: 24.0"

Champion, Pa.: 13.0"

Buladean, N.C.: 8.0"

Wise, Va.: 14.0"

Gatlinburg, Tenn.: 17.0"

Payne Gap, Ky.: 14.0"

Bellefontaine, Ohio: 3.5"

POWER OUTAGES: 7.4 million

By comparison, Hurricane Ike had 7.5 million over his entire path.

TOP WAVES:

39.67 feet (Buoy #41048)

TOP STORM SURGES:

The Battery, NY: ~9 feet above normal

Kings Point, NY: ~12.5 feet above normal

New Haven, CT: ~9 feet above normal

LOWEST PRESSURE (LAND):

945.5 mb (27.92" Hg) at Atlantic City, N.J.

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