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Hurricane Sandy: 12 dramatic weather images and animations


A water vapor satellite image of Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30. (Stu Ostro/Facebook)

Sandy was an extraordinary storm and became the subject of extraordinary imagery. Find here 8 stunning images and 4 eye-popping animations of this historic storm.

Related: From the devastating surge to crippling snow, Hurricane Sandy by the numbers

Hurricane Sandy after it made landfall over Cuba and Jamaica, October 25


( NOAA )

Sandy’s wind field off the coast of the Cape Hatteras, N.C.


(Brian McNoldy)

Sandy approaches the coast of New Jersey, 1:35 p.m. October 29, after strengthening over the Gulf Stream


( NOAA )

Landfall at Atlantic City: Radar, fronts, and isobars (lines of equal pressure), 8 p.m. October 29


(NOAA)

Satellite view of Sandy after landfall at 3:35 a.m., October 30


( NASA )

Satellite view of Sandy inland over south central Pennsylvania, 6:02 a.m. October 30


( NASA )

Radar view of Sandy inland, Tuesday, October 30


(NOAA)

Animation: Water vapor loop of Sandy’s entire life cycle

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Animation: Sandy’s pressure field and massive footprint on its approach to the coast on Monday

Storm Prediction Center, Greg Carbin

Animation: Radar loop of Sandy’s landfall

AccuWeather

Animation: High resolution satellite view of Sandy’s landfall

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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