New animation from NOAA shows satellite imagery of Hurricane Sandy and how it followed the National Hurricane Center’s track issued at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, October 25 2012.
Hurricane Sandy After Landfall (October 30, 2012)
Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the southern New Jersey coast on the evening of October 29, 2012, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported.
As the storm came ashore, it continued to pack strong wings—roughly 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour. Tide gauges recorded storm-surge heights of 12.4 feet (3.8 meters) at Kings Point, New York.
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The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this natural-color image of Hurricane Sandy at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:45 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012.
Note how a line of clouds from a continental weather system runs south to north along the Appalachian Mountains, approaching from the west to meet the offshore storm.
Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory
A TRMM satellite view of rainfall on August 28 2012 showed that powerful thunderstorms near Isaac’s eye were reaching heights of almost 10.6 miles. Intense bands of rain around Isaac were occasionally dropping rain at a rate of over 70 mm/hour (~2.75 inches).
Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
Early on August 28, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite captured this nighttime view of Tropical Storm Isaac and the cities near the Gulf Coast of the United States. The clouds of Isaac were lit by moonlight.
Hurricane Andrew, August 2004 (Credit: NOAA)
Hurricane Andrew was only the third Category 5 storm to impact the U.S. when it made landfall on August 24, 1992 near Homestead, FL. A reanalysis of weather data in 2004 revealed that the storm made landfall with 166 mph winds.
Following Isaac’s Center of Circulation August 31-27, 2012. (Credit: NOAA)