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Hurricane Sandy (18L) Off Coast of Southeastern USA – October 27th, 2012

29.3N 78.5W

October 27th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Hurricane Sandy (18L) – October 26th, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Sandy (18L) - October 26th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 18L

As of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 UTC) October 26, Hurricane Sandy is located within 25 nautical miles of 27.3°N 77.1°W, about 60 mi (100 km) north of Great Abaco Island and about 420 mi (670 km) south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 971 mbar (hPa; 28.67 InHg), and the system is moving north at 6 kt (7 mph, 11 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 35 miles (56 km) from the center of Sandy, and tropical storm force winds up to 275 miles (442 km) from the center.

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