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Sandy’s wind, rain and snow stats

Sandy dominated the weather headlines this week and for all stats fans we have the big totals of all the weather elements that blasted the NE states.

HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS BY STATE:
Andrews AFB, Md.: 389mm
Easton, Md.: 317mm
Wildwood Crest, N.J.: 295mm
Virginia Beach, Va.: 244mm
Milford, Del.: 241mm
Maysville, W.Va.: 197mm
Hanover, Pa.: 193mm
Washington, D.C.: 138mm

HIGHEST WIND GUSTS BY STATE:
Eatons Neck, N.Y.: 154kph
Montclair, N.J.: 142kph
Westerly, R.I.: 138kph
Madison, Conn.: 131kph
Cuttyhunk, Mass.: 128kph

HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:
Redhouse, Md.: 74cm
Clayton, W.Va.: 83cm
Champion, Pa.: 33cm
Haywood County, 61cm
Norton, Va.: 61cm
Mt. Leconte, Tenn.: 86cm

RECORD SNOWFALL:
Charleston, W.Va. had its snowiest October on record with 25cm. The old record for snowiest October was 7cm during 1961.
 

POWER OUTAGES: 8 million people were affected when Sandy made landfall over a 12 hour period.
By comparison, Hurricane Ike had 7.5 million over his entire path.

TOP WAVES: 
11.9 metres – 800km southeast of Atlantic City, N.J.
9.9m just outside New York Harbor entrance
6.6m on lower Lake Michigan
 

TOP STORM SURGES:
The Battery, N.Y.: 2.7metres above normal
Kings Point, N.Y.: 3.8m above normal
New Haven, Conn.: 2.7m above normal

RECORD LOWEST PRESSURE (ON LAND):
Atlantic City, N.J.: 948.3 mb 
Philadelphia, Pa.: 953mb 
Harrisburg, Pa.: 963mb 
Scranton, Pa.: 971mb 
Trenton, N.J.: 958mb 
Baltimore, Md.: 965mb 

Harrisburg, Pa.: 964mb

WeatherWatch.co.nz and Accuweather

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