Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 63 kts.
State NEW YORK
County/Area SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER
WFO OKX
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-10-29 17:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2012-10-29 21:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 900.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
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

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 54 Male Outside/Open Areas


    



All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 17 3 13.100M 0.00K
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
ROCKLAND (ZONE) ROCKLAND (ZONE) NY 10/29/2012 15:00 EST-5 High Wind 56 kts. EG 1 1 0.00K 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
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
BRONX (ZONE) BRONX (ZONE) NY 10/29/2012 17:00 EST-5 High Wind 64 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 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 WESTCHESTER (ZONE) SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER (ZONE) NY 10/29/2012 17:00 EST-5 High Wind 63 kts. MG 1 0 900.00K 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
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
Totals: 17 3 13.100M 0.00K