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Sandy's Statistics Awe-Inspiring

UPDATED 5 PM EDT, October 30, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologists


Although Sandy is no longer a tropical system, it has still had quite an impact on the Eastern Seaboard. Here is a look at some of the statistics so far from this menace of a hurricane:

Power Outages as of 3 p.m. EDT

  • New Jersey: 2.56 million
  • New York: 1.92 million
  • Pennsylvania: 1.17 million
  • Connecticut: 594,000
  • Maryland: 258,000
  • Massachusetts: 230,000
  • Ohio: 231,000
  • Virginia: 84,000
  • New Hampshire: 118,000
  • Rhode Island: 109,000
  • Maine: 52,000
  • West Virginia: 255,000
  • Delaware: 74,000

This brings the total to about 7.59 million people without power this afternoon.

Weather Observations

  • WeatherBug Tracking stations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia have recorded more than 6 inches
  • 29 inches of snow reported in Redhouse, Md., in the Appalachian mountains
  • Chicago lakeshore could see 18 to 23 foot waves generated by Sandy`s western flank
  • Rainfall totals range from 6 to 12 inches along the Atlantic Coast. Wildwood Crest, N.J., received 12 inches.
  • The Weather Service reports the buoy at the entrance to New York Harbor reached a record 32.5 feet, surpassing the former record of 26 feet set during Irene in August 2011.
  • According to the New York Times, the water level at the bottom of Manhattan was 10.7 feet at 7:20 p.m., breaking the record of 10.0 feet set by Hurricane Donna in 1960.
  • Islip International Airport, N.Y., clocked a gust of 90 mph.
  • North Arlington, N.J., saw a gust to 81 mph.
  • Ocean City, Md., which saw its fishing pier collapse, also recorded a gust of 74 mph.
  • Powerful winds stretched as far inland as Cleveland, Ohio, which recorded a 68 mph gust.
  • Very impressive rainfall accompanied this storm, with Mercersburg, Pa., leading the way with 14.45 inches of rain.
  • Andrews Air Force Base, Md., was close, recording 12.64 inches of rain
  • Cape May, N.J., near the point where Sandy came ashore, saw 9.91 inches of rain
  • Heavy snow has been falling across West Virginia`s mountains. 28 inches of snow has fallen in Davis, W.Va.
  • 24 inches of powder has fallen in Terra Alta, W.Va

WeatherBug will update this story frequently today with the latest news headlines regarding Sandy. Be sure to keep WeatherBug active to receive the latest weather in your neighborhood and get the latest updates anywhere on Twitter.


Story Image: Flood waters move across a street in Wildwood, N.J., on Monday, October 29, 2012. (Anthony, WeatherBug user)

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