Superstorm Sandy chronicled from around the web

Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, threatening its subways and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. Over 3 million were without power and the storm's fury was expected to last well into Tuesday.

Here is a play-by-play chronicle of the storm as it moved through the northeast Monday:

9:44 PM: Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as seen from the Brooklyn Heights promenade in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)



Barometric pressure is getting even closer to quite literally falling off the charts in State College. #sandy

Brad Guay (@BradGuayWX) October 30, 2012


NYU hospital update:patients evacuated to Sloan Kettering and Mt. Sinai hospitals.Staff/Ambulance/EMT's saved many lives. #heroes.

David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 30, 2012


Just how deep is the water in parts of Manhattan?

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.


New York Transit officials say up to 4 feet of water are entering the subway tunnels under East River. This photo is from Hoboken, NJ:


Millions in the dark in New York City:



New York Storm reports: 4 New York Plaza under 3 feet of water inside and water is 6 ft deep outside. 2-3 feet of water in Carey Tunnel. FDNY Engine 206 HQ on Grand Street evacuated with boats.


New York gov's office confirms 5 storm-related deaths so far in New York. New York's transit system says water is now flooding the Carey tunnel. 2 million in Manhattan without power.


BREAKING:FDNY headquarters on Grand St. being evacuated by boat.#Sandy

Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane) October 30, 2012


5 p.m. wind readings: JFK Airport reports gust to 79 mph, Laguardia 68, Islip 70, Trenton 63, Newark 78.


Coney Island is underwater #sandy #nenglandwxsandy

New England Weather (@NEnglandWx) October 30, 2012


National Hurricane Center declares Sandy makes landfall about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City.


Storm watch update: mattress floating down the street at 8th and avenue C. #sandy. Tweets about to be less funny.

Storm Watch Update (@Scaced) October 29, 2012


One way to measure a storm is to take difference in pressure between two locations. In Seattle, a benchmark for windstorms is taking the difference between Portland and Bellingham -- a distance of about 250 miles.

The record pressure difference is 23.2 milibars, set in the Hanukah Eve storm of 2006.

At 4 p.m. as Sandy made Landfall near Atlantic City, the pressure gradient over a similar distance -- 250 miles to Providence, RI, was a whopping 37.7 mb! That is unfathomable for a Northwest storm.


Don't forget, Sandy is a snowstorm for parts of West Virginia -- over 2 feet!


Lower Manhattan under water, and it's only going to get worse!!!

Firsthand Weather (@1stHandWeather) October 29, 2012


Weather Channel reports water lever at The Battery (NY) has reached 12.54 feet, breaking all time record high level. See current level (bottom of center column)


Find the latest storm reports from local offices of the National Weather Service Offices:

New York:
WashingtonDC/Baltimnore area:


Atlantic City:


BREAKING: The water level at the Battery in #NYC has reached 11.25 feet, surpassing the all-time record of 11.2 feet set in 1821. #Sandy

Meredith Garofalo (@WXChic327) October 29, 2012


Will the United States just set a record for lowest pressure ever recorded in the lower 48? Atlantic City, NJ reported a pressure of 28.01". According to Weather Underground, the record for lowest pressure recorded in the lower 48 states ** in a non-tropical storm** was either 28.10" or 28.20", depending on who you believe.

So it'll be up to the weather detectives to determine whether Sandy still officially classified as a hurricane or not when it made landfall.


An amazing view of Sandy from underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. (Credit: Adam Schultz)

ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) October 29, 2012


Weather Channel reportrs Eagles Neck, NY on Long Island reported a gust to 94 mph and Islip, New York had a gust to 82 mph.

Cleveland reports gust to 51 mph; Hopkins airport closes.

3:14 PM

Wind reports from New York City area spotters: Suffolk 79, Plum Island 84, Farmingdale 62, Groton 76, Bayonne NJ 68, Fisher Isl 71, Madison CT 85, Eatons Neck 86. Many of those are greater than any wind speed ever recorded at Sea-Tac Airport (69 mph, Dec. 14, 2006 Hanukah Eve Storm)

Pressure in Atlantic City reported at 28.11" and still falling rapidly. Already shattering record for lowest reported ever in that town.

2:50 PM:

2:42 PM

View of Atlantic City, NJ at some point earlier today. #njsandy

Texas Storm Chasers (@TxStormChasers) October 29, 2012

2:35 PM

Some 36 hour rainfall totals: Dover (DE) 6.34", Atlantic City: 4.97", Wilmington (DE) 3.73", Trenton (NJ) 1.50".

Other notes: Sandy Hook, NJ sets all time high water mark of 10.11 feet and it's still rising. Also Atlantic City hits gust of 64 mph.

2:22 PM:

2:20 PM

2:16 PM

Mt. Washington Observatory in New Hampshire -- about 6,600 feet up just recorded a gust of 130 mph. That place used to be the world record holder for strongest gust of wind in the world at 231 mph. The record was considered broken later after research determined a tropical cyclone in Australia hit over 250 mph.

1:59 PM:
At 1 p.m. PDT, buoy 15 miles southeast of New York Harbor reported 25.6 foot wave and 65 mph gust. Also, New London, CT reported a 70 mph gust and Plum Island NY hit 84 mph (according to Mike Chesterfield with the Weather Chanel). Get the latest weather information from the buoy

1:49 PM:
Time lapse video of Sandy's approach, via weather satellite:

1:31 PM

Milford, CT trampoline on power lines. #sandy #frankenstorm

LBI Now (@LBINow) October 29, 2012

1:26 PM

Trees falling on #Court Street #Carroll Gardens, #Brooklyn.#Sandy

Princess Moonface(@epicmandarin) October 29, 2012

1:22 PM

Wind gusts at 4pm EDT: Boston 62 mph, Central Park 53, JFK 63, LaGuardia 58, Islip NY: 66, Newark 60, Atlantic City 55, Trenton 51.

1:10 PM

Atlantic City, NJ sets record for all-time lowest atmospheric pressure recorded at 28.31" (958.7mb). Also, 4.49" of rain reported at Wildwood, NJ in Cape May County (Southern tip of coast)

1:01 PM

Watch out for fake photos! Have you seen this picture in your Facebook or Twitter feed today puporting to be a photo from Hurricane Sandy?

Don't worry it's fake (Stolen from "The Day After Tomorrow" Movie poster). Mashable has this and other fake photos you're probably seeing online.

12:47 PM

Think she got a good picture?

Lisa Famularo braces for impact as a large wave crashes over a seawall while she photographed heavy surf in the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Kennebunk, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

12:46 PM:

@fox25news @necn @7news @wbzweather @wcvb A tree kist smashed into my neighbor Sandy's home in Saugus!#Sandy

Riley Matthews (@Riley1d20) October 29, 2012

12:45 PM

Buoy 15 miles southeast of New York Harbor reporting waves of 23 feet. (From @BryanWx)

12:20 PM

WOAH! -{>} How tall is this wave crashing on the shore? 50feet? 75feet? Lynn (MA.) #HangTen #Sandy

Anonymous Press (@AnonymousPress) October 29, 2012

12:17 PM

Emergency medical operations have been suspended in Atlantic City. Their 911 center says ambulances will not be responding to any calls

12:14 PM:

Here's a look inside an eerily-empty NYSE, which closed today for the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks.

12:09 PM:

Sandy gusts so far: New York's JFK 66 mph, LaGuardia 60, NY Central Park 54: Newark NJ 54, Atlantic City 51, Trenton 52, Boston 59, Newport RI 59

11:56 AM

A crane has partially toppled in Manhattan:

57th and 7th just noticed. Crane dangling.Sirens starting #SandyABC7

Dave Evans (@daveevansabc7) October 29, 2012

11:55 AM

First hurricane force gust has hit our area. Tuckerton in Ocean County 74mph!

Adam Joseph (@6abcadamjoseph) October 29, 2012

11:54 AM

Live feed from Times Square:

11:53 AM

Current track of Sandy and regional radar image:

11:40 AM

National Weather Resources

New York City/Northern New Jersey:

New York City Weather Service Office All current New York warnings New York City Flooding Forecast New York City Wind Warnings & Forecast Latest regional weather observations (updated hourly)

Southern New Jersey/Delaware/Philadelphia:

Southern New Jersey/Delaware/Philadelphia National Weather Service Office Current Philadelphia/New Jersey warnings Current Radar of Southern New Jersey Latest regional weather observations (updated hourly)

Boston / Rhode Island / Eastern Connecticut / Massachusetts :

Boston National Weather Service Office Current Boston/New England area warnings Coastal Flooding Forecasts Latest regional weather observations (updated hourly)

Washington DC / Baltimore / Maryland / Virginia:

Washington D.C./Baltimore National Weather Service Office Current Baltimore/Washington DC area warnings Latest Statement for their area on Sandy Latest regional weather observations (updated hourly)

11:30 AM:

LIVE Broadcast from The Weather Channel: