(Editor’s Note: This article has been contributed by Howard Altschule, a forensic meteorologist and president of Forensic Weather Consultants, LLC.)

Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy (formerly known as Hurricane Sandy) made landfall over Atlantic City, N.J. at 8:00 p.m. EDT on October 29, 2012 with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The effects of the storm were felt far and wide, as the strong winds and storm surge occurred far from where the storm made landfall. Record-breaking storm surge, hurricane-force winds, widespread wind damage and power outages have resulted. Unfortunately, the storm also caused numerous injuries and fatalities. 

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