The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - By The Numbers

STATE COLLEGE — reports some of the most impressive statistics gathered from the landfall of Hurricane 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”

Oceania/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:

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 snowfall 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”

Total power outages:

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

Top ocean waves:

39.67 feet

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 over land

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

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