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Superstorm Sandy by the numbers

October 30, 2012

By AccuWeather.com

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — 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, Oct. 29. 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 inches

Martinsburg, W.Va.: 4.06 inches

Jackson, Ky.: 1.64 inches (includes measurable snowfall)

Patuxent River, Md.: 8.23 inches

Oceania/Virginia Beach, Va.: 9.57 inches

Washington, D.C.: 4.68 inches

Wilmington, Del.: 4.68 inches

Ft. Ritchie, Pa.: 4.14 inches

Atlantic City, N.J.: 5.57 inches

Niagra Falls, N.Y.: 2.4 inches

East Milton, Mass.: 3.03 inches

Jaffrey, N.H.: 2.54 inches

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 snow amounts by state

Redhouse, Md.: 26 inches

Bowden, W.Va.: 24 inches

Champion, Pa.: 13 inches

Buladean, N.C.: 8 inches

Wise, Va.: 14 inches

Gatlinburg, Tenn.: 17 inches

Payne Gap, Ky.: 14 inches

Bellefontaine, Ohio: 3.5 inches

Power outages

7.4 million

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

Top waves

39.67 feet (Buoy No. 41048)

Top storm surges

The Battery, N.Y.: about 9 feet above normal

Kings Point, N.Y.: about 12.5 feet above normal

New Haven, Conn.: about 9 feet above normal

Lowest pressure (land)

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

Posted Oct. 30, 2012

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