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Superstorm Sandy, by the numbers

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Hurricane Sandy was more than just a Category One storm.  

Over water, Sandy's 1,000 mile wide diameter of tropical storm force winds was 80 miles larger than any other tropical system in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

At least 63 were killed in the United States, one was killed in Canada, and 67 died in the Caribbean, bringing the death toll, this Wednesday evening, to at least 131, according to the Associated Press.  This was the nation's deadliest hurricane since Katrina in 2005.

A storm surge of 10-13 feet inundated coastal communities, destroying homes and splintering boardwalks and piers. 

Winds gusted to 90 mph in Islip, New York and Tompkinsville, New Jersey.  Mount Washington gusted to 140 miles per hour, 6,289 feet above seal level in New Hampshire.  Meteorologist Ross Ellet measured an amazing 79 mph wind gust, early on Tuesday, on the rocks behind the Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie.

12.55" of rain fell in Easton, Maryland.  Locally, New London, in Huron County, received 5.17" of rain.

36" of snow fell in Richwood, West Virginia.  Even the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee got clobbered with 34" of snow about five miles from Gatlinburg.  In Ohio, light snow dusted the ground in Findlay, and 4.5" of snow fell in Bellefontaine.

It will remain breezy for a few more days, but Sandy is weakening over the eastern Great lakes, and the storm will slowly drift north, into eastern Canada, through the end of the week.

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