Sandy: By the numbers

AccuWeather.com reports some of the most impressive statistics gathered from the terrible storm Sandy.

SANDY DEBUNKED: Sandy is not the strongest hurricane north of Cape Hatteras. A near-record low barometric pressure occurred with Sandy offshore Monday afternoon. The pressure bottomed at 27.76 inches. For a storm north of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Hurricane Gladys of 1977 holds the record at 27.73 inches. Gladys was a Category 4 hurricane which remained off the coast of the U.S.

HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS BY STATE:

  • Lorain, Ohio: 4.29″
  • Martinsburg, W.Va.: 4.06″
  • Jackson, Ky.: 1.64″ (includes measurable snowfall)
  • Patuxent River, Md.: 8.23″
  • Oceana/Virginia Beach, Va.: 9.57″
  • Washington, D.C.: 4.68″
  • Wilmington, Del.: 4.68″
  • Ft. Ritchie, Pa.: 4.14″
  • Atlantic City, N.J.: 5.57″
  • Niagra Falls, N.Y.: 2.4″
  • East Milton, Mass.: 3.03″
  • Jaffrey, N.H.: 2.54″

HIGHEST WIND GUSTS BY STATE (>74 mph):

  • Eatons Neck, N.Y.: 94 mph
  • Montclair, N.J.: 88 mph
  • Westerly, R.I.: 86 mph
  • Madison, Conn.: 85 mph
  • Cuttyhunk, Mass.: 83 mph
  • Allentown, Pa.: 81 mph
  • Highland Beach, Md.: 79 mph
  • Chester Gap, Va.: 79 mph

HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:

  • Redhouse, Md.: 26.0″
  • Bowden, W.Va.: 24.0″
  • Champion, Pa.: 13.0″
  • Buladean, N.C.: 8.0″
  • Wise, Va.: 14.0″
  • Gatlinburg, Tenn.: 17.0″
  • Payne Gap, Ky.: 14.0″
  • Bellefontaine, Ohio: 3.5″

POWER OUTAGES: 7.4 million

  • By comparison, Hurricane Ike had 7.5 million over his entire path.

TOP WAVES:

  • 39.67 feet (Buoy #41048)

TOP STORM SURGES:

  • The Battery, NY: ~9 feet above normal
  • Kings Point, NY: ~12.5 feet above normal
  • New Haven, CT: ~9 feet above normal

LOWEST PRESSURE (LAND):

  • 945.5 mb (27.92″ Hg) at Atlantic City, N.J.


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