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Hurricane Sandy approaching the east coast of the U.S.A.

Hurricane Sandy approaching the east coast of the U.S.A. Image ID 1432
Acquisition date 29-Oct-2012
Over head time 03:00:00
Satellite Sensor goes-east
Sensor Channel(s) 4

Hurricane Sandy tracks north-eastwards towards the east coast of the United States of America as a Category 1 storm (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) with a 1-minute sustained average wind speed of 65 knots (74.9 mph) and gusts of 80 knots (92.2 mph). Sandy was at this time about 290 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and 470 nautical miles south south-east of New York City according to the National Hurricane Center.

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