Quick Answer: What was Hurricane Sandy’s wind speed?

Was Sandy a hurricane when hit NJ?

On October 29 2012 at 12:30 pm, Hurricane Sandy made a turn toward the coast of New Jersey. Then at 8 pm the center of the storm came ashore around Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Why was Superstorm Sandy so bad?

Debris from Sandy covered roads and sidewalks. Sandy was the perfect storm. It made landfall during a full moon and high tide, and this maximized its destructive, coastal flooding potential. The storm surge reached a record of 13 feet.

What anomaly could Hurricane Sandy turn west?

The blocking ridge that steered Sandy into New Jersey

Storms approaching from the west (like the fall low pressure system that moved across the U.S. from California to Pennsylvania last week) or from the south (Hurricane Sandy) were blocked from heading to the northeast.

What was the worst hurricane to hit New York?

The strongest storm of all to hit the state was the 1938 New England hurricane. That storm also killed over 600 people.

What category was Sandy when it hit NY?

Sandy was a Category 3 storm at its peak in the Caribbean — with steady winds up to 115 mph — but had weakened to a post-tropical cyclone by the time it reached the New York metro area.

What hurricane was the worst?

The Galveston hurricane of 1900 remains the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

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