Summary Information on Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy

Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy October 30 Satellite Image

Sandy, Early Morning, October 30, 2012
Credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ, on October 29 after it transitioned from a tropical to a post-tropical cyclone. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and a central minimum pressure of 946 millibars at landfall. This preliminary pressure reading was potentially a record low for the Northeast coast and is pending further review. Sandy’s large size, with tropical storm force winds extending nearly 500 miles from the center, led to large-scale flooding, wind damage, mass power outages, and over 100 fatalities along much of the East Coast.

Check out some of the summary statistics and information on Sandy here: