Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Super-Storm Sandy debunked. The Stats are in.


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Sandy caused many problems during its life. Here are some of the most impressive statistics from the storm.

SANDY DEBUNKED:




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.

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"


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"
Bowden, W.Va.: 24"
Champion, Pa.: 13"
Newfound Gap, N.C.: 22"
Wise, Va.: 24"
Mt. Leconte, Tenn.: 20"
Payne Gap, Ky.: 14"
Bellefontaine, Ohio: 3.5"


POWER OUTAGES: CNN reported more than 7.5 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, 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)



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