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|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||October 22, 2012|
|Dissipated||November 2, 2012|
|(Extratropical after October 29, 2012)|
1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h) |
|Lowest pressure||940 mbar (hPa); 27.76 inHg|
|Damage||$75 billion (2012 USD) (Second-costliest hurricane in U.S history)|
|Areas affected||Greater Antilles, Bahamas, most of the eastern United States (especially the coastal Mid-Atlantic States), Bermuda, eastern Canada|
|Part of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Sandy was a late-season, and exceptionally large, tropical cyclone in late October to November of 2012. The storm has some unofficial names such as "Superstorm Sandy" and "Frankenstorm" due to its exceptionally large size and wind field, as well as large amounts of snowfall reported in West Virginia, a rare occurrence in a tropical cyclone. Sandy was the second most costliest United States tropical cyclone on record, at $75 billion (2012 USD) in total damages, behind only Hurricane Katrina of 2005.