Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event High Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
Report Source Newspaper
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-10-29 17:30:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2012-10-30 02:30:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Hurricane Sandy moved northward off eastern seaboard of the United States during the last week of October 2012. Due to a very strong blocking ridge of high pressure situated over the Atlantic Ocean, the storm turned back to the northwest and rapidly strengthened as it moved toward the mid-Atlantic coast. Although the storm began transitioning into a non-tropical nor'easter storm, it remained an extremely powerful cyclone. As the storm made landfall in southern New Jersey during the evening of October 29th, bands of rain moved across western New England. The rainfall was not excessively heavy and did not cause any flooding, thanks to dry antecedent conditions. Rainfall amounts were generally less than an inch for valley areas, but higher terrain areas saw slightly higher amounts. Woodford reported a rainfall total of 2.07 inches.
However, strong and gusty winds in association with the storm caused damage to trees and power lines across the region. Although not quite as widespread as areas across southeastern New York and New Jersey, power outages occurred throughout the region. Most of the outages in Vermont were primarily in the western part of the state. Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph were common from the afternoon of the 29th until the early morning hours of the 30th. The highest wind gust in southern Vermont occurred in Woodford, where a wind gust to 58 mph was reported.
Event Narrative Route 9 was closed to traffic due to power lines down in the road near the Molly Stark Motel just west of Brattleboro. Two trees were reported down on Interstate 91 in southern Vermont.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENNINGTON (ZONE) BENNINGTON (ZONE) VT 10/29/2012 15:41 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN WINDHAM (ZONE) WESTERN WINDHAM (ZONE) VT 10/29/2012 17:30 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN WINDHAM (ZONE) EASTERN WINDHAM (ZONE) VT 10/29/2012 17:30 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K