Tagged: Sandy

Other Storms and Near-Misses

Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was a powerful storm and one of the most significant weather events in decades to hit the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region. Although the storm was a hurricane as it approached the...

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New England Hurricane Tracks

The “typical” New England hurricane starts out between the coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. There have been cases in which a storm developed further northwest, but for the sake of averages, the...

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Was Sandy a Hurricane?

The simple answer is yes, Sandy WAS a hurricane when the storm impacted Connecticut. A couple of key questions to answer: Did the National Hurricane Center (NHC) consider Sandy a hurricane at that time? Did...

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Sandy’s Strongest Wind Gusts

Even though Hurricane Sandy’s eye passed well south of Long Island, the strongest winds were displaced into portions of New York and southern New England. Coastal Connecticut had numerous wind gusts over 70 mph...

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Sandy vs. Irene (winds)

It’s apparent that Sandy was stronger than Irene, but by how much? The image above shows approximate winds when both systems were located just south of Atlantic City, N.J. Overview: The maximum winds in...

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