Meteorologists report Super Storm Sandy’s totals

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:
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.

 

 

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm