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Hurricane Sandy
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Sandy Oct 25 2012 0320Z
Hurricane Sandy at Category 3 strength on October 25, 2012
Formed October 22, 2012
Dissipated November 2, 2012
(Extratropical after October 29, 2012)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Lowest pressure 940 mbar (hPa); 27.76 inHg
Fatalities 233 total
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.