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Sandy Stats: 24" Snow, 9.57" Rain, 40' Waves

We know Sandy was bad, but these figures tell just how bad.

 

You've seen the photos of the damage the terrible storm Sandy has wreaked. Here are the stats, from AccuWeather.com.

By comparision, the Chicago area gets 38 inches of snowfall in an average winter, according to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office.


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.

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