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Hurricane Sandy - October 29th 2012
***This data is un-official and for informational purposes only.***
The Staff at WFO New York will continue developing this page over the next several Months

Summary: Hurricane Sandy was the 18th named tropical cyclone of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 - November 30). Sandy formed in the central Caribbean on October 22nd and intensified into a hurricane as is it tracked north across Jamaica, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas. Sandy paralleled the east coast of the United States until turning west toward the mid Atlantic coast on the 28th. Sandy transition into a post tropical cyclone just prior to moving onshore near Atlantic City, NJ.
Click here for the 2012 Tropical Cyclone track map

The track of Sandy resulted in a worse case scenario for storm surge for coastal regions from New Jersey north to Connecticut including New York City and Long Island. Unfortunately, the storm surge occurred near the time of high tide along the Atlantic Coast. This contributed to record tide levels.

Click Here for a hydrograph from The Battery in southern Manhattan

For detailed storm surge data - see the comprehensive USGS Observed Storm Surge Mapper.

Archive of NWS Products:

  • Archive of National Hurricane Center Products related to Sandy
  • National Weather Service WFO New York, NY Watches and Warnings:

    (these links are to the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy that maintains an archive of NWS products - click on the "Text Data" tab for a chronological archive of text watches and warnings)

    1. Coastal Flooding:
      • Watch (Issued 546 AM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012)
      • Warning (Issued 534 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012)
    2. High Wind:
      • Watch (Issued 436 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012)
      • Warning (Issued 435 AM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012)
    3. Flood (Fresh Water):
      • Watch (Issued 458 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012)
      • Warning (None Issued)

    • Hazardous Weather Outlooks (HWO) for possible impacts from Sandy began on 435 AM EDT TUE OCT 23 2012, near a full week prior to the storm.
    • A High Surf Advisory was also issued prior to the storm for the south shore of Long Island, but this hazard was incorporated into the Coastal Flood Warning early Sunday Morning.

Observational Summaries:


Satellite and Radar

Peak Wind Gusts

Peak Sustained Winds

Peak Waves

Wind Reports:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
854 AM EDT TUE OCT 30 2012


THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE RECENT
STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND
MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC


***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************
LOCATION            MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS 
                      GUST          OF    
                      MPH      MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT... ANZ330... 2 S GROTON 76 300 PM 10/29 MESONET
...FAIRFIELD COUNTY... BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 76 549 PM 10/29 ASOS GREENWICH 70 520 PM 10/29 TRAINED SPOTTER NORWALK 69 830 PM 10/29 PUBLIC TRUMBULL 68 540 PM 10/29 TRAINED SPOTTER DANBURY AIRPORT 68 711 PM 10/29 ASOS
...MIDDLESEX COUNTY... 3 SW MIDDLETOWN 58 643 PM 10/29 MESONET
...NEW HAVEN COUNTY... MADISON 85 520 PM 10/29 PUBLIC
...NEW LONDON COUNTY... GROTON AIRPORT 75 335 PM 10/29 ASOS STONINGTON 70 300 PM 10/29 EMERGENCY MNGR
NEW JERSEY
...BERGEN COUNTY... 1 SSE TEANECK 76 731 PM 10/29 MESONET TETERBORO 72 747 PM 10/29 ASOS NORTH ARLINGTON 63 348 PM 10/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER
...ESSEX COUNTY... 1 N MONTCLAIR 88 1020 PM 10/29 MESONET (this report has been determined erroneous) NEWARK AIRPORT 78 751 PM 10/29 ASOS FAIRFIELD 72 741 PM 10/29 MESONET 1 ESE FAIRFIELD 72 741 PM 10/29 MESONET CALDWELL AIRPORT 70 614 PM 10/29 ASOS
...HUDSON COUNTY... 1 ENE BAYONNE 77 805 PM 10/29 MESONET HARRISON 68 720 PM 10/29 CO-OP OBSERVER
...PASSAIC COUNTY... CLIFTON 80 930 PM 10/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER
NEW YORK ...ANZ338... 2 N TOMPKINSVILLE 90 824 PM 10/29 MESONET
...ANZ355... BUOY 44065 69 514 PM 10/29 NY HARBOR APPROACH BUOY
...ANZ370... BUOY 44025 74 250 PM 10/29 BUOY
...KINGS COUNTY... CONEY ISLAND 69 642 PM 10/29 MESONET FLATBUSH 58 905 PM 10/29 MESONET
...NASSAU COUNTY... SYOSSET 82 703 PM 10/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER 1 E POINT LOOKOUT 80 750 PM 10/29 JONES BEACH COAST GUARD 3 E LIDO BEACH 79 615 PM 10/29 MESONET BAYVILLE 77 521 PM 10/29 MESONET 2 NNE GLEN COVE 77 521 PM 10/29 MESONET OYSTER BAY 67 338 PM 10/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER
...NEW YORK COUNTY... CENTRAL PARK 62 313 PM 10/29 ASOS
...ORANGE COUNTY... ORANGE LAKE 61 745 PM 10/29 MESONET MONTGOMERY 58 740 PM 10/29 ASOS
...QUEENS COUNTY... 2 SSE JACKSON HEIGHT 79 802 PM 10/29 MESONET NYC/JFK AIRPORT 85 802 PM 10/29 ASOS (direction 100 degrees) BREEZY POINT 78 830 PM 10/29 MESONET NYC/LA GUARDIA 74 655 PM 10/29 ASOS
..SUFFOLK COUNTY... EATONS NECK 96 655 PM 10/29 MESONET-ELEVATED 71FT (Est 87 mph at 10m) ISLIP AIRPORT 90 626 PM 10/29 ASOS - 78KT 4 ENE PLUM ISLAND 85 435 PM 10/29 MESONET EAST MORICHES 81 600 PM 10/29 MESONET EAST FARMINGDALE 79 723 PM 10/29 ASOS UPTON 79 150 PM 10/29 MESONET PATCHOGUE 77 701 PM 10/29 SPOTTER FIRE ISLAND 75 435 PM 10/29 MESONET POINT O'WOODS 73 350 PM 10/29 MESONET 1 ENE MONTAUK HIGHWAY 73 220 PM 10/29 MESONET 2 WSW FISHERS ISLAND 71 300 PM 10/29 MESONET 1 S BLUE POINT 70 608 PM 10/29 MESONET OCEAN BEACH 68 715 PM 10/29 MESONET 1 NW EAST HAMPTON 66 355 PM 10/29 MESONET ...WESTCHESTER COUNTY... WHITE PLAINS 72 705 PM 10/29 ASOS $$ DS ***********************************Local Storm Reports*********************************** 308 NWUS51 KOKX 301255 LSROKX PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 855 AM EDT TUE OCT 30 2012 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0649 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG GREENWICH 41.03N 73.63W 10/29/2012 FAIRFIELD CT TRAINED SPOTTER TREE DOWN ON MERRICK PKWY 0731 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG LEDYARD CENTER 41.47N 72.03W 10/29/2012 NEW LONDON CT TRAINED SPOTTER TREE DOWN ON FANNING RD 0738 AM COASTAL FLOOD HARRIMAN 41.31N 74.14W 10/29/2012 ORANGE NY EMERGENCY MNGR PASSAIC RIVER FLOODING FRANK E. RODGERS BLVD FROM STORM SURGE. ROAD CLOSED. 0930 AM COASTAL FLOOD HAVERSTRAW 41.19N 73.95W 10/29/2012 ROCKLAND NY PUBLIC RIVER ROAD IS CLOSED FROM TIDAL FLOODING DURING HIGH TIDE. 0940 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG PARK RIDGE 41.04N 74.04W 10/29/2012 BERGEN NJ TRAINED SPOTTER TREE DOWN ON EMILY DRIVE 1000 AM COASTAL FLOOD LINDENHURST 40.69N 73.37W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY BROADCAST MEDIA SURGE FLOODING ON MONTAUK HIGHWAY NEAR SEA HAVEN AND CATTELMENS RESTAURANT. 1020 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG SYOSSET 40.82N 73.50W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY NWS EMPLOYEE LARGE 80 FT TREE BLOCKING ROUTE 106 1020 AM COASTAL FLOOD BRONX 40.85N 73.87W 10/29/2012 BRONX NY TRAINED SPOTTER FIRST ROW OF HOUSES IN EDGEWATER PARK FLOODED FROM STORM SURGE OVER THE WATERFRONT. 1030 AM COASTAL FLOOD BAYVILLE 40.91N 73.56W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY NWS EMPLOYEE WEST SHORE ROAD IS UNDERWATER FROM STORM SURGE FLOODING. ROADWAY IMPASSABLE. 1030 AM COASTAL FLOOD ATLANTIC BEACH 40.59N 73.71W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY FIRE DEPT/RESCUE WATER RESCUES OCCURING DUE TO SURGE FLOODING. 1030 AM COASTAL FLOOD LONG BEACH 40.59N 73.67W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER COVERING ROADWAYS IN LONG BEACH FROM SURGE FLOODING. 1045 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG KEARNY 40.75N 74.12W 10/29/2012 HUDSON NJ TRAINED SPOTTER LARGE TREE DOWN ON OAKWOOD AVENUE 1045 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG TOTOWA 40.90N 74.22W 10/29/2012 PASSAIC NJ TRAINED SPOTTER TREE ON A TOP OF CAR ON WOODSIDE DRIVE. 1045 AM COASTAL FLOOD BAYVILLE 40.91N 73.56W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY NWS EMPLOYEE SURGE FLOODING UP TO HOMES ON JACKSON AVE. 1045 AM COASTAL FLOOD AMITYVILLE 40.67N 73.42W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY PUBLIC SURGE FLOODING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF AMITYVILLE ON MUTILPLE ROADS BY THE CANALS AND BAY. 1045 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG AMITYVILLE 40.67N 73.42W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY PUBLIC TREE DOWN ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY IN AMITYVILLE. 1100 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG BAY RIDGE 40.62N 74.02W 10/29/2012 KINGS (BROOKLYN) NY BROADCAST MEDIA LARGE TREE DOWN ON HOMES. 1130 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG SELDEN 40.87N 73.05W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY PUBLIC LARGE TREE DOWN NEAR INWOOD AVENUE NEAR EVERGREEN DRIVE 1136 AM COASTAL FLOOD LINDENHURST 40.69N 73.37W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER SHORE ROAD UNDER WATER FROM SURGE FLOODING. 1140 AM NON-TSTM WND GST BAYVILLE 40.91N 73.56W 10/29/2012 M56 MPH NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER TRAINED SPOTTER 1145 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG NEW YORK 40.71N 74.01W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY EMERGENCY MNGR APPROXIMATELY 70 TREES ARE DOWN ACROSS CITY PARKS. 1159 AM NON-TSTM WND GST SYOSSET 40.82N 73.50W 10/29/2012 M56 MPH NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER TRAINED SPOTTER 1200 PM COASTAL FLOOD GREENPORT 41.10N 72.37W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY PUBLIC FLOODING ALONG HARBORFRONT IN GREENPORT 1244 PM NON-TSTM WND GST SYOSSET 40.82N 73.50W 10/29/2012 M58 MPH NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER TRAINED SPOTTER 0100 PM COASTAL FLOOD MASSAPEQUA 40.67N 73.47W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY BROADCAST MEDIA HIGH WATER RESCUE REQUIRED DUE TO SURGE FLOODING 0100 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG HOLLIS HILLS 40.73N 73.75W 10/29/2012 QUEENS NY PUBLIC TREE DOWN ON HOLLIS HILL TERRACE SOUTH OF UNION TPK 0117 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG PARK RIDGE 41.04N 74.04W 10/29/2012 BERGEN NJ TRAINED SPOTTER SPRING VALLEY RD AT GRAND AVE CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED TREES AND WIRES 0117 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG ALPINE 40.96N 73.92W 10/29/2012 BERGEN NJ TRAINED SPOTTER PERSON STUCK UNDER DOWNED TREE ON OVERLOOK DR 0130 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 N TOMPKINSVILLE 40.66N 74.07W 10/29/2012 M72 MPH ANZ338 NY MESONET MESONET 0130 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG LEVITTOWN 40.72N 73.51W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY PUBLIC TREE DOWN ON HOUSE ON HICKORY LANE 0134 PM COASTAL FLOOD NEW LONDON 41.35N 72.10W 10/29/2012 NEW LONDON CT EMERGENCY MNGR 2 FEET OF WATER COVERING PEQUOT AVE 0134 PM COASTAL FLOOD MYSTIC 41.35N 71.97W 10/29/2012 NEW LONDON CT EMERGENCY MNGR 2 FEET OF WATER ON MAIN ST IN MYSTIC 0134 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NYC/JFK AIRPORT 40.64N 73.76W 10/29/2012 M66 MPH QUEENS NY ASOS ASOS 0141 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG NESCONSET 40.85N 73.15W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY BROADCAST MEDIA LIVE WIRES DOWN NEAR NESCONSET AVE AND CHARLEMAGNE DR 0145 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG HOLBROOK 40.79N 73.07W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY BROADCAST MEDIA TREES DOWN BY HOLBROOK POST OFFICE 0145 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 3 E LIDO BEACH 40.59N 73.55W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH NASSAU NY MESONET MESONET 0150 PM NON-TSTM WND GST UPTON 40.87N 72.89W 10/29/2012 M79 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET BROOKHAVEN LAB TOWER AT 50 METERS 0220 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 ENE PLUM ISLAND 41.20N 72.12W 10/29/2012 M76 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0220 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 ENE MONTAUK HIGHWAY 40.91N 72.32W 10/29/2012 M73 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0227 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EAST FARMINGDALE 40.73N 73.42W 10/29/2012 M62 MPH SUFFOLK NY ASOS ASOS 0230 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG KEARNY 40.75N 74.12W 10/29/2012 HUDSON NJ TRAINED SPOTTER WIRES DOWN AT HICKORY AND PINE ST 0230 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG NEW YORK 40.71N 74.01W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA CRANE COLLAPSE 75 STORIES HIGH AT 57TH BETWEEN 6TH AND 7TH AVENUE. 0244 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG PATCHOGUE 40.76N 73.02W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS OFFICE LARGE TREE BRANCH DOWN ON GROVE AVENUE. 0245 PM COASTAL FLOOD WANTAGH 40.67N 73.51W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY AMATEUR RADIO SOUTH OF MERRICK ROAD IS FLOODED IN MASSAPEQUA... WANTAUGH... AND SEAFORD 0245 PM COASTAL FLOOD MASSAPEQUA 40.67N 73.47W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY AMATEUR RADIO CLOCKS BLVD SOUTH OF MERRICK ROAD OVER 6 INCHES OF WATER WITH A FEW BASEMENTS FLOODED. 0245 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG LAKE RONKONKOMA 40.83N 73.11W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER TREES DOWN ACROSS LAKE RONKONKOMA 0246 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG OAKLAND 41.03N 74.24W 10/29/2012 BERGEN NJ AMATEUR RADIO TREE DOWN ON HOUSE ON YAWPO AVENUE. 0250 PM NON-TSTM WND GST BUOY 44025 40.25N 73.17W 10/29/2012 M74 MPH ANZ370 NY BUOY BUOY 0252 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EATONS NECK 40.95N 73.39W 10/29/2012 M74 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0300 PM NON-TSTM WND GST STONINGTON 41.34N 71.91W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH NEW LONDON CT EMERGENCY MNGR 70 MPH WIND GUST REPORTED BY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 0300 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 S GROTON 41.31N 72.08W 10/29/2012 M76 MPH ANZ330 CT MESONET MESONET 0300 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 WSW FISHERS ISLAND 41.26N 72.03W 10/29/2012 M71 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0300 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BAY SHORE 40.73N 73.25W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE SEVERAL LARGE 30 FT TREES DOWN ON MAIN ST 0300 PM COASTAL FLOOD ISLIP 40.73N 73.22W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE SURGE THROUGH INLETS APPROACHING MONTAUK HWY 0303 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 ENE PLUM ISLAND 41.20N 72.12W 10/29/2012 M84 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0303 PM NON-TSTM WND GST ISLIP AIRPORT 40.80N 73.10W 10/29/2012 M66 MPH SUFFOLK NY ASOS ASOS 0313 PM NON-TSTM WND GST CENTRAL PARK 40.80N 73.96W 10/29/2012 M62 MPH NEW YORK NY ASOS ASOS 0315 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG SAYVILLE 40.75N 73.09W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE MULTIPLE TREES DOWN 0325 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG GARDEN CITY 40.73N 73.64W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY BROADCAST MEDIA TREE DOWN ON HOUSE NEAR NEW HYDE PARK ROAD NEAR HARVARD STREET 0330 PM COASTAL FLOOD RIVERHEAD 40.91N 72.63W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER UP TO THE ROOFS OF CARS IN DOWNTOWN RIVERHEAD. 0332 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 SSE JACKSON HEIGHTS 40.74N 73.87W 10/29/2012 M66 MPH QUEENS NY MESONET MESONET 0335 PM NON-TSTM WND GST GROTON AIRPORT 41.33N 72.05W 10/29/2012 M75 MPH NEW LONDON CT ASOS ASOS 0335 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EATONS NECK 40.95N 73.39W 10/29/2012 M76 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0338 PM NON-TSTM WND GST OYSTER BAY 40.87N 73.53W 10/29/2012 M67 MPH NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER SKYWARN SPOTTER 0346 PM NON-TSTM WND GST GROTON AIRPORT 41.33N 72.05W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH NEW LONDON CT ASOS ASOS 0348 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NORTH ARLINGTON 40.79N 74.13W 10/29/2012 M63 MPH BERGEN NJ TRAINED SPOTTER SKYWARN SPOTTER 0350 PM NON-TSTM WND GST POINT O'WOODS 40.65N 73.14W 10/29/2012 M73 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0355 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 NW EAST HAMPTON 40.96N 72.21W 10/29/2012 M66 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET 57KTS. EAST HAMPTON MESONET 0400 PM COASTAL FLOOD KENNEDY AIRPORT 40.66N 73.78W 10/29/2012 QUEENS NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER FROM JAMAICA BAY FLOODING RUNWAY AT JFK 0415 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EAST MORICHES 40.81N 72.76W 10/29/2012 M71 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0415 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 E POINT LOOKOUT 40.59N 73.56W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH NASSAU NY MESONET MESONET 0423 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG WADING RIVER 40.95N 72.82W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY PUBLIC DOWNED TREE ON HOUSE ON 1ST ST 0425 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG GOSHEN 41.40N 74.33W 10/29/2012 ORANGE NY TRAINED SPOTTER DOWNED TREES BLOCKING CRAIGVILLE RD 0430 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BAY SHORE 40.73N 73.25W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS EMPLOYEE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS BAY SHORE 0430 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG CLINTON HILL 40.69N 73.97W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY TRAINED SPOTTER CARLTON AVE BETWEEN ATLANTIC AND FULTON AVES CLOSED DUE TO MULTIPLE LARGE TREES DOWN 0430 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG ELMONT 40.70N 73.71W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER 60 FT FALLEN TREE HAS CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE TO BARN AT BELMONT PARK 0435 PM NON-TSTM WND GST FIRE ISLAND 40.65N 73.15W 10/29/2012 M75 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0435 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 ENE PLUM ISLAND 41.20N 72.12W 10/29/2012 M85 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0444 PM NON-TSTM WND GST SYOSSET 40.82N 73.50W 10/29/2012 M72 MPH NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER SKYWARN SPOTTER 0500 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EATONS NECK 40.95N 73.39W 10/29/2012 M82 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0500 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG ELIZABETH 40.67N 74.19W 10/29/2012 UNION NJ PUBLIC TREE DOWN ON CAR. 0514 PM NON-TSTM WND GST BUOY 44065 40.37N 73.70W 10/29/2012 M69 MPH ANZ355 NY BUOY NY HARBOR APPROACH BUOY 0520 PM NON-TSTM WND GST GREENWICH 41.03N 73.63W 10/29/2012 E70 MPH FAIRFIELD CT TRAINED SPOTTER 0520 PM NON-TSTM WND GST MADISON 41.28N 72.59W 10/29/2012 M85 MPH NEW HAVEN CT PUBLIC TREE DOWN ON HOUSE ON PARDEE PLACE 0521 PM NON-TSTM WND GST BAYVILLE 40.91N 73.56W 10/29/2012 M77 MPH NASSAU NY MESONET MESONET 0521 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 NNE GLEN COVE 40.90N 73.62W 10/29/2012 M77 MPH NASSAU NY MESONET 0525 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG UPTON 40.87N 72.89W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY NWS OFFICE TREE DOWN BEHIND NWS OFFICE. 0529 PM NON-TSTM WND GST MONTGOMERY 41.52N 74.24W 10/29/2012 M56 MPH ORANGE NY ASOS 0535 PM NON-TSTM WND GST POINT O'WOODS 40.65N 73.14W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0538 PM STORM SURGE THROGS NECK 40.82N 73.82W 10/29/2012 BRONX NY BROADCAST MEDIA BOAT PUSHED INTO HOME BY STORM SURGE 0540 PM NON-TSTM WND GST TRUMBULL 41.26N 73.21W 10/29/2012 M68 MPH FAIRFIELD CT TRAINED SPOTTER TREE UPROOTED ON PURITAN RD 0549 PM NON-TSTM WND GST BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 41.16N 73.13W 10/29/2012 M76 MPH FAIRFIELD CT ASOS ASOS 0551 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EATONS NECK 40.95N 73.39W 10/29/2012 M86 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0600 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG STAMFORD 41.02N 73.56W 10/29/2012 FAIRFIELD CT BROADCAST MEDIA TREE DOWN BLOCKING CORTLANDT AVE SOUTH OF HAMILTON AVE 0600 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EAST MORICHES 40.81N 72.76W 10/29/2012 M81 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0606 PM NON-TSTM WND GST ISLIP AIRPORT 40.80N 73.10W 10/29/2012 M82 MPH SUFFOLK NY ASOS ASOS 0608 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 S BLUE POINT 40.74N 73.03W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH SUFFOLK NY MESONET MESONET 0614 PM NON-TSTM WND GST CALDWELL AIRPORT 40.88N 74.28W 10/29/2012 M70 MPH ESSEX NJ ASOS 0615 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 3 E LIDO BEACH 40.59N 73.55W 10/29/2012 M79 MPH NASSAU NY MESONET 0617 PM NON-TSTM WND GST EAST FARMINGDALE 40.73N 73.42W 10/29/2012 M76 MPH SUFFOLK NY ASOS 0622 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 N TOMPKINSVILLE 40.66N 74.07W 10/29/2012 M85 MPH ANZ338 NY MESONET 0626 PM NON-TSTM WND GST ISLIP AIRPORT 40.80N 73.10W 10/29/2012 M90 MPH SUFFOLK NY ASOS 78KT 0626 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NEWARK AIRPORT 40.69N 74.18W 10/29/2012 M69 MPH ESSEX NJ ASOS 0631 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG GREENWICH 41.03N 73.63W 10/29/2012 FAIRFIELD CT TRAINED SPOTTER TREES DOWN. 0655 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NYC/LA GUARDIA 40.78N 73.88W 10/29/2012 M74 MPH QUEENS NY ASOS 0656 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BABYLON 40.70N 73.33W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY AMATEUR RADIO GAS STATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF 14TH ST AND STRAIGHT PATH IS ON FIRE. 0700 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG FAIR LAWN 40.94N 74.12W 10/29/2012 BERGEN NJ TRAINED SPOTTER NUMEROUS TREES ON HOUSES THROUGHOUT TOWN. AT LEAST ONE PERSON TRAPPED. 0701 PM NON-TSTM WND GST PATCHOGUE 40.76N 73.02W 10/29/2012 M77 MPH SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER 0703 PM NON-TSTM WND GST SYOSSET 40.82N 73.50W 10/29/2012 M82 MPH NASSAU NY TRAINED SPOTTER SKYWARN SPOTTER 0704 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NYC/JFK AIRPORT 40.64N 73.76W 10/29/2012 M75 MPH QUEENS NY ASOS 0705 PM NON-TSTM WND GST WHITE PLAINS 41.02N 73.76W 10/29/2012 M72 MPH WESTCHESTER NY ASOS 0709 PM NON-TSTM WND GST TETERBORO 40.85N 74.06W 10/29/2012 M59 MPH BERGEN NJ ASOS 0710 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG KEARNY 40.75N 74.12W 10/29/2012 HUDSON NJ TRAINED SPOTTER WIND DAMAGE TO ROOF 0716 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BRONX 40.85N 73.87W 10/29/2012 BRONX NY EMERGENCY MNGR FENCE DESTROYED ON LURTING AVENUE. 0720 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG NORTH SALEM 41.33N 73.57W 10/29/2012 WESTCHESTER NY BROADCAST MEDIA LARGE TREE DOWN ON RESIDENCE ON BONNIE VIEW ST 0720 PM NON-TSTM WND GST HARRISON 40.74N 74.15W 10/29/2012 M68 MPH HUDSON NJ CO-OP OBSERVER 0740 PM COASTAL FLOOD NEW YORK 40.71N 74.01W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA 1ST AVENUE AND 33RD STREET. NYU MEDICAL EMERGENCY ROOM FLOODED. 0744 PM COASTAL FLOOD NEW YORK 40.71N 74.01W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA 2 CARS STUCK UNDER UNION STREET BRIDGE 0745 PM COASTAL FLOOD NEW YORK 40.71N 74.01W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER ALMOST UP TO CAR WINDOWS AT INTERSECTION 0747 PM NON-TSTM WND GST TETERBORO 40.85N 74.06W 10/29/2012 M72 MPH BERGEN NJ ASOS 0750 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 E POINT LOOKOUT 40.59N 73.56W 10/29/2012 M80 MPH NASSAU NY MESONET JONES BEACH COAST GUARD 0751 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NYC/JFK AIRPORT 40.64N 73.76W 10/29/2012 M79 MPH QUEENS NY ASOS ASOS 0751 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NEWARK AIRPORT 40.69N 74.18W 10/29/2012 M78 MPH ESSEX NJ ASOS ASOS 0800 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG WALDWICK 41.01N 74.13W 10/29/2012 BERGEN NJ PUBLIC MANY SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES...POWER LINES DOWN IN WALDWICK 0800 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG FLUSHING 40.77N 73.84W 10/29/2012 QUEENS NY PUBLIC MULTIPLE LARGE TREES DOWN ON FRANCIS LEWIS BLVD. RD CLOSED BETWEEN 24TH AVE AND CROSS ISLAND PKWY. 0800 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NORWALK 41.09N 73.42W 10/29/2012 M66 MPH FAIRFIELD CT MESONET MESONET 0802 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 SSE JACKSON HEIGHTS 40.74N 73.87W 10/29/2012 M79 MPH QUEENS NY MESONET MESONET 0805 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 ENE BAYONNE 40.67N 74.09W 10/29/2012 M77 MPH HUDSON NJ MESONET MESONET 0810 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG CENTRAL ISLIP 40.79N 73.20W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY EMERGENCY MNGR TREE BLOWN THROUGH TWO HOMES ON WALNUT ST 0812 PM COASTAL FLOOD BROOKLYN 40.65N 73.95W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY BROADCAST MEDIA FDNY ENGINE 206 HEAD QUARTERS ON GRAND STREET BEING EVACUATED WITH BOATS 0815 PM COASTAL FLOOD CONEY ISLAND 40.58N 73.99W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY BROADCAST MEDIA CONEY ISLAND FLOODED. ESTIMATED 3-4 FT OF WATER FROM PICTURE. 0815 PM COASTAL FLOOD CONEY ISLAND 40.58N 73.99W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY BROADCAST MEDIA CONEY ISLAND FLOODED. ESTIMATED 2-3 FEET OF WATER FROM A PICTURE. PEOPLE STRANDED. 0824 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 N TOMPKINSVILLE 40.66N 74.07W 10/29/2012 M90 MPH ANZ338 NY MESONET MESONET 0830 PM COASTAL FLOOD LAGUARDIA AIRPORT 40.79N 73.87W 10/29/2012 QUEENS NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER COVERING RUNWAY INTERSECTION AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT 0830 PM NON-TSTM WND GST NORWALK 41.09N 73.42W 10/29/2012 M69 MPH FAIRFIELD CT PUBLIC PUBLIC 0830 PM NON-TSTM WND GST BREEZY POINT 40.56N 73.93W 10/29/2012 M78 MPH QUEENS NY MESONET MESONET 0833 PM COASTAL FLOOD MANHATTAN 40.78N 73.97W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER FROM HUDSON RIVER ACROSS THE WEST SIDE HWY...11TH AVE...AND REACHING 10TH AVE 0837 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG LAKE RONKONKOMA 40.83N 73.11W 10/29/2012 SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER LARGE TREE DOWN ON CAR AND HOUSE AT LAKEWOOD AND WALTESS ROADS 0840 PM COASTAL FLOOD BROOKLYN 40.65N 73.95W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY BROADCAST MEDIA HUGH L. CAREY BROOKLYN BATTERY TUNNEL FLOODED. ESTIMATED 2-3 FEET FROM PICTURE. 0845 PM COASTAL FLOOD NEW YORK 40.71N 74.01W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA WATER 3FT DEEP IN 4 NEW YORK PLAZA AND 6FT DEEP OUTSIDE 0850 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG PELHAM 40.91N 73.81W 10/29/2012 WESTCHESTER NY BROADCAST MEDIA NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ALONG THE HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWY 0853 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BROOKLYN 40.65N 73.95W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY BROADCAST MEDIA ROOF COLLAPSE AT 14TH AVE AND 42ND ST 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD MANHATTAN 40.78N 73.97W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY MTA 4 FEET OF SEAWATER ENTERING SUBWAY TUNNELS UNDER EAST RIVER 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD BALDWIN HARBOR 40.64N 73.60W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT ROADS SOUTH AND WEST OF GRAND AVE AND ATLANTIC AVE ARE NOT PASSABLE 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD BAYVILLE 40.91N 73.56W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT FLOODING AT BAYVILLE AND JACKSON AVES 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD OYSTER BAY 40.87N 73.53W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT WEST SHORE DRIVE FLOODED NEAR BAYVILLE BRIDGE. BRIDGE IS CLOSED. 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD SEA CLIFF 40.85N 73.64W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT SHORE ROAD NEAR TAPPAN BEACH FLOODED 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD ROSLYN 40.80N 73.65W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT SEARINGTOWN RD BETWEEN NORTHERN BLVD AND LONG IS EXPWY CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING AND WIRES DOWN 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD LONG BEACH 40.59N 73.67W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT LONG BEACH BRIDGE FLOODED AND LIDO BLVD UNDER 3 FT OF WATER 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD ISLAND PARK 40.60N 73.66W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT LAWSON BLVD AT MOORE FLOODED 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD NORTH WOODMERE 40.65N 73.72W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT CLIFFSIDE... FLANDERS... AND ROSEDALE ROADS FLOODED 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD NORTH MASSAPEQUA 40.70N 73.46W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT HICKSVILLE RD IS UNPASSABLE DUE TO NUMEROUS TREES DOWN 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD SEAFORD 40.67N 73.49W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IN SEAFORD...PRIMARILY SOUTH OF THE 7TH PRECINCT STATION HOUSE. 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD SEAFORD 40.67N 73.49W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT SEAFORD OYSTER BAY EXPWY CLOSED AT MERRICK RD DUE TO FLOODING 0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD SEAFORD 40.67N 73.49W 10/29/2012 NASSAU NY LAW ENFORCEMENT DOWNED WIRES ON THE SEAFORD OYSTER BAY EXPWY AT SUNRISE HWY 0901 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG BRONX 40.85N 73.87W 10/29/2012 BRONX NY BROADCAST MEDIA WEST SIDE HWY S BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREE BETWEEN FIELDSTON RD AND 253RD ST 0905 PM NON-TSTM WND GST FLATBUSH 40.65N 73.96W 10/29/2012 M58 MPH KINGS NY MESONET MESONET 0911 PM COASTAL FLOOD BROOKLYN 40.65N 73.95W 10/29/2012 KINGS NY TRAINED SPOTTER BAY PKWY AT SHORE PKWY CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING 0930 PM NON-TSTM WND GST CLIFTON 40.86N 74.16W 10/29/2012 E80 MPH PASSAIC NJ TRAINED SPOTTER SKYWARN SPOTTER 0930 PM COASTAL FLOOD MANHATTAN 40.78N 73.97W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA FDR DRIVE UNDER HOUSTON ST FLOODED 1020 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG ASTORIA 40.78N 73.91W 10/29/2012 QUEENS NY PUBLIC 2 LARGE TREES DOWN ON CARS ON 36TH ST BETWEEN 30TH AND 31ST AVES 1020 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 N MONTCLAIR 40.84N 74.21W 10/29/2012 M88 MPH ESSEX NJ MESONET MESONET 1142 PM COASTAL FLOOD FAIRFIELD 40.88N 74.31W 10/29/2012 ESSEX NJ FIRE DEPT/RESCUE REEF ROAD FLOODED TO HOWARD ST 1150 PM COASTAL FLOOD MANHATTAN 40.78N 73.97W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY MTA FLOODING IN THE 1 TRAIN TUNNEL NEAR SOUTH FERRY 1200 AM COASTAL FLOOD DAVIS PARK 40.68N 73.02W 10/30/2012 SUFFOLK NY EMERGENCY MNGR 7 HOMES ON FIRE ISLAND WASHED OUT TO SEA 0457 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG MELVILLE 40.78N 73.41W 10/30/2012 SUFFOLK NY TRAINED SPOTTER TREE SPLIT IN HALF. LARGE LIMB AND BRANCHES BLOCKING RICHBOURNE LANE.

Storm Surge:

...MAXIMUM WATER LEVELS FROM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY AND
ACCOMPANYING SURGE...UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GAUGES

..........................MAXIMUM.......ASTRONOMICAL....STORM
LOCATION................WATER LEVEL......TIDE LEVEL.....SURGE.....TIME
FREEPORT................10.12 FT NGVD...2.27 FT NGVD....7.85 FT...930 PM
REYNOLDS CHANNEL........10.10 FT NGVD...2.32 FT NGVD....7.78 FT...906 PM
LINDENHURST..............7.73 FT NGVD...1.47 FT NGVD....6.26 FT..1006 PM
EAST ROCKAWAY...........10.80 FT NGVD...2.72 FT NGVD....8.08 FT...842 PM
JAMAICA.................11.65 FT NGVD...3.28 FT NGVD....8.37 FT...936 PM
ROCKAWAY................11.75 FT NGVD...2.81 FT NGVD....8.94 FT...924 PM

NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE GAUGES

..........................MAXIMUM.......ASTRONOMICAL....STORM
LOCATION................WATER LEVEL......TIDE LEVEL.....SURGE.....TIME
BERGEN POINT............14.58 FT MLLW...5.15 FT MLLW....9.43 FT...924 PM
BATTERY.................14.06 FT MLLW...4.65 FT MLLW....9.41 FT...924 PM
KINGS POINT.............14.31 FT MLLW...5.60 FT MLLW....8.54 FT..1006 PM
BRIDGEPORT..............13.15 FT MLLW...5.31 FT MLLW....7.84 FT..1006 PM
NEW HAVEN...............12.25 FT MLLW...4.11 FT MLLW....8.14 FT...936 PM
NEW LONDON...............7.99 FT MLLW...2.08 FT MLLW....5.91 FT...812 PM
MONTAUK..................7.12 FT MLLW...1.88 FT MLLW....5.24 FT...812 PM

NGVD = NATIONAL GEODETIC VERTICAL DATUM OF 1929

MLLW = MEAN LOWER LOW WATER

STORM SURGE IS DEFINED AS THE ABNORMAL RISE OF WATER GENERATED BY
A STORM...OVER AND ABOVE THE PREDICTED ASTRONOMICAL TIDE.

THE MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL...OR STORM TIDE...IS THE SUM OF THE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVEL AND STORM SURGE.

FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE TABLES ABOVE...THE MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL
WAS THE HIGHEST WATER LEVEL RECORDED AT THE DESIGNATED GAUGE. THE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVEL WAS THE PREDICTED TIDE LEVEL FOR THE TIME
THAT THE MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL WAS MEASURED. THE STORM SURGE WAS
CALCULATED BY SUBTRACTING THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVEL FROM THE
MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL.$
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Addtional Observational Data



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