Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||10/29/2012 17:00:00 EST-5|
|End Date||10/29/2012 21:00:00 EST-5|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||Post Tropical Storm Sandy was the costliest natural disaster in Southeast New York.
Tropical Storm Sandy formed in the Caribbean Sea on October 22. After drifting slowly southwest on October 23, Sandy turned to the north and intensified to a hurricane on October 24, just before making landfall in Jamaica. Hurricane Sandy continued to the north and intensified to a strong category two hurricane before making landfall again in Cuba shortly after Midnight EDT on the 25th. Hurricane Sandy emerged on the other side of Cuba during the morning of the 25th and proceeded to drift northwest as a category one or two hurricane as it moved through the Bahamas on the 25th and 26th. Overnight on the 26th, Hurricane Sandy (Category 1) started to move toward the north northeast, a motion that continued into the evening of the 28th. From there, Sandy���s motion became driven by two factors. An anomalously strong blocking ridge over the Canadian Maritimes prevented Sandy from escaping to the east. Simultaneously, an approaching and deepening extratropical trough was about to capture Sandy. The combination of the two, turned Sandy to the north overnight on the 28th and then to the northwest on the 29th.
As Sandy continued to move northwest and interact with the mid latitude trough, its interaction continued to make it less tropical, but did not weaken it much. Sandy continued to make a harder turn to the left (west) and made landfall in Atlantic County as a post tropical storm in Brigantine City just north of Atlantic City at 730 p.m. EDT on the 29th. The estimated minimum central pressure was 945 millibars. The lowest recorded central pressure was 945.6 millibars at the Atlantic City Marina at 734 p.m. EDT.
Record breaking high tides and wave action was combined with sustained winds of 40 to 60 mph and wind gusts of 80 to 90 mph.
These extreme conditions resulted in at least 60 deaths and widespread property damage of at least 42 billion dollars.
Emergency managers recommended mandatory evacuations of more than 1/2 million people that lived in low lying areas. Widespread significant power outages of more than 2 million lasted up to 2 weeks.
|Event Narrative||A wind gust up to 72 mph was measured at White Plains Airport at 705 pm. a 54 year old male was killed when he drove his car into a fallen tree in Greenburgh on the Sprain Parkway.|
Event Fatality Details
All events for this episode:
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (ZONE)||DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (ZONE)||DC||08/01/1998||00:00||EST||Drought||0||0||0.00K||5.00K|
|NORTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||NORTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||13:00||EST-5||High Wind||74 kts. EG||0||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|RICHMOND (STATEN IS.) (ZONE)||RICHMOND (STATEN IS.) (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||13:00||EST-5||High Wind||70 kts. EG||1||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) (ZONE)||NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||14:00||EST-5||High Wind||54 kts. MG||1||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|NORTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE)||NORTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||15:00||EST-5||High Wind||56 kts. EG||2||2||1.000M||0.00K|
|SOUTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||SOUTHEAST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||15:00||EST-5||High Wind||70 kts. EG||0||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|NORTHERN NASSAU (ZONE)||NORTHERN NASSAU (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||15:00||EST-5||High Wind||71 kts. EG||1||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|NORTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||NORTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||15:00||EST-5||High Wind||83 kts. MG||2||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|ROCKLAND (ZONE)||ROCKLAND (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||15:00||EST-5||High Wind||56 kts. EG||1||1||0.00K||0.00K|
|PUTNAM (ZONE)||PUTNAM (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||16:00||EST-5||High Wind||59 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SOUTHERN NASSAU (ZONE)||SOUTHERN NASSAU (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||16:00||EST-5||High Wind||70 kts. EG||1||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|SOUTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||SOUTHWEST SUFFOLK (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||16:00||EST-5||High Wind||78 kts. MG||1||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|NORTHERN QUEENS (ZONE)||NORTHERN QUEENS (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||17:00||EST-5||High Wind||69 kts. EG||1||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|BRONX (ZONE)||BRONX (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||17:00||EST-5||High Wind||64 kts. MG||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE)||SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||17:00||EST-5||High Wind||63 kts. MG||1||0||900.00K||0.00K|
|KINGS (BROOKLYN) (ZONE)||KINGS (BROOKLYN) (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||17:00||EST-5||High Wind||60 kts. EG||2||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|SOUTHERN QUEENS (ZONE)||SOUTHERN QUEENS (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||18:00||EST-5||High Wind||74 kts. EG||3||0||1.000M||0.00K|
|ORANGE (ZONE)||ORANGE (ZONE)||NY||10/29/2012||18:00||EST-5||High Wind||53 kts. EG||0||0||200.00K||0.00K|