Remnants of Sandy currently centered over southern Ontario province in Canada, just west of Buffalo, New York. Our house in Pawling is without power as I update this from my work location in Teterboro, New Jersey (generator powered) at 8am.
Scattered showers are possible into Thursday, but we are not expected any winds stronger than 25 mph. Drier air begins to move back into the region on Friday. Daytime temperatures are expected to get in the 50’s through Saturday and overnight low’s will dip into the 30’s.
SOME NUMBERS AFTER THE STORM:
Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Tuesday evening:
— Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across
— Highest storm surge: 13.88 feet, atNew York
— Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least 17
— Deaths: At least 55
— Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensiveU.S.disasters
— Top wind gust on land in theU.S.: 140 mph, atMount Washington,N.H.
— Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million
— Canceled airline flights: More than 18,100
— Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, atEaston,Md.
— Most snow: 29 inches, atRedhouse,Md.
— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline fromOcean City,Md., toDartmouth,Mass.
Satellite picture from Wednesday morning: