What category hurricane was Sandy on Long Island?
Category 1 hurricane
Effects of Hurricane Sandy in New York
|Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Satellite image of Sandy at 4:15 p.m. EDT on October 29 as it was about to make landfall on the Jersey Shore|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 80 mph (130 km/h) Gusts: 100 mph (155 km/h)|
|Lowest pressure||945 mbar (hPa); 27.91 inHg|
Where did Hurricane Sandy make landfall on Long Island?
New Jersey coastline
The storm made landfall along the New Jersey coastline near Atlantic City bringing with it 85 mph winds and creating a storm surge in New York City and Long Island of some 7-10 feet.
What level was Sandy when it hit Long Island?
Category 3 major
Its storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city….Hurricane Sandy.
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Hurricane Sandy at peak intensity, just before landfall in Cuba on October 25|
|Lowest pressure||940 mbar (hPa); 27.76 inHg|
Why is the South Shore of Long Island Sandy?
The glaciers melted and receded to the north, resulting in the difference between the North Shore beaches and the South Shore beaches. The North Shore beaches are rocky from the remaining glacial debris, while the South Shore’s are crisp, clear, outwash sand.
What day did Hurricane Sandy hit?
October 29, 2012
Impact of Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012.
Why is Long Island so flat?
The part of the island south of the Ronkonkoma terminal moraine is know as an outwash plain, which is another glacial depositional feature created by melted glacial water that flows sediment out from underneath the glacier and deposits it at the end point of the glacier, creating a flat plain of sediment.
Why is Long Island flat?
Long Island has been formed by a long progress of glaciers and coastal erosion. Long Island has no mountains or high, steep hills. The south shore is mostly flat and sandy, while the north shore is hilly and rocky. There are many other features, and they all have a story.