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Sandy Became a Hurricane One Year Ago Today

Sandy a Day Before Becoming a Hurricane in the Central Caribbean Sandy a Day Before Becoming a Hurricane in the Central Caribbean

Good Thursday morning! Well… its late October… and typically the tropics have passed the peak of its season… and activity becomes more scarce. This morning… all that is happening is a weakening tropical depression… Lorenzo… which is going to further weaken to a remnant low in the central Atlantic… likely by tonight.

It's worth mentioning that It was on one year ago today that a devastating storm for the northeast… Sandy… became a hurricane in the Caribbean Sea.  The storm first hit Jamaica then Eastern Cuba...the Bahamas...rolled north through the western Atlantic passing well to the east of Savannah late in the month before becoming losing its tropical characteristics and becoming a massive extratropical storm that turned west making landfall October 29th on the coast of New Jersey.  

As you likely remember…  Sandy produced a historical storm surge on the coast of New York and New Jersey while generating heavy snow far inland.  

The 72 United States deaths was the greatest death toll from a landfalling named storm… outside of the Southern United States…  since Agnes  in 1972.  

For a look back at Sandy… click here for the National Hurricane Center summary…. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL192012_Tony.pdf

And Click here for the NASA summary... http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Sandy.html#.UmkHWhaffu0

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