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Frankenstorm Sandy, the 10th hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, earned the nickname "Frankenstorm," as well as other descriptive appellations, such as "Blizzacane" and "Snor-eastercane." The National Hurricane Center's official name for the storm is "Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy." Many media outlets started calling it "Superstorm Sandy" after the storm made landfall, weakened and was downgraded from hurricane status.
At one point, Sandy's hurricane-force winds (at least 74 mph) extended up to 175 miles (280 kilometers) from its center and tropical storm-force winds (39 mph) out to 485 miles (780 km).
Even so, according to the NHC, Sandy was still only the second-largest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record.
Hurricane Olga, another late-in-the-year storm, set the record in 2001, with tropical-force winds extending 600 miles (965 km). When hurricane hunter aircraft measured its central pressure at 940 millibars — 27.76 inches — Monday afternoon (Oct.
The new observations are expected to help refine knowledge about its orbit, narrowing the uncertainty about how far it will be from Earth at its closest approach in October.Republican Mitt Romney canceled political rallies on Oct. Concrete effects on Election Day are yet to be tallied: how many early voting days lost, how many voters who don't make it to the polls because of power outages, damaged homes or cleanup duties, whether any polling places or election equipment are damaged.29 and 30, turning one campaign appearance into a "storm relief" event. Parts of four states seen as pivotal to this election were hit — North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire.He gave brief non-political remarks and spent less than an hour collecting hurricane relief donations and loading them into a truck. 31, using a Florida campaign stop to criticize the president's record. On October 12, a 10-30 meter (32-98 foot) asteroid is set to make a 'close' flyby of Earth.