Fighting to the end
Sandy was a Category 1 hurricane as it approached the coast of New Jersey on Oct. 29, packing winds of up to 90 mph (145 kph) that spread over a vast distance. The hurricane then became a post-tropical cyclone and merged with a cold front to become a hybrid nor'easter.
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At Keystone College, in the small town of La Plume, a seismometer scratched out a warning. Even more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) inland, the instrument picked up the power of waves churned by Sandy's winds.
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The new satellite views of Hurricane Sandy were snapped Sunday (Oct. 28) by the GOES-13 weather satellite and the powerful Suomi NPP Earth-watching satellite. Both satellites are used by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor Earth's weather.
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Under cover of night
NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured a visible image of post-tropical cyclone Sandy rolling overland this morning (Oct. 30) at 6:02 a.m. EDT. The powerful storm lost its hurricane status on Monday as its source of power shifted from warm ocean waters and air to interacting with a cold front along the coastline.
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In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, more than 8 million people were thought to be without power. Some 90 percent of Long Island lost power, as well as numerous communities in New Jersey and all of Lower Manhattan ?which created strange views of the island's iconic skyline from neighboring boroughs and New Jersey.
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Screenshots taken from the map animation capture Sandy's winds advancing north last night and this morning (Oct. 29).
The map was created by Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, artists/technologists who lead Google's "Big Picture" visualization research group in Cambridge, Mass., according to their website.
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