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Reader photos: the best of Superstorm Sandy

The scene at Algonquin Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia on October 30 after Supertorm Sandy blew through. ( Dan Arango )

Although the worst of Superstorm Sandy’s effects stayed northeast of Washington, D.C., it still produced flooding rain, damaging winds and tidal flooding in the region. Not to mention the crippling snow in the high country of western Maryland and eastern West Virginia.

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Throughout the storm, a stream of excellent photos documenting the storm’s impacts flowed through our Flickr group. I thought I’d share a few here.

See below for Sandy photos...

Berlin, Maryland on October 29 ( Jennifer Hamilton )

Crashing waves on the Chesapeake Bay on October 29 in Bentons Pleasure, Md. ( William Johns )

Dock Street, Annapolis, Md. on October 30 after Sandy. ( William Johns )

Minor flooding at the Georgetown Waterfront, October 31 ( Brendan Lilly )

Tree damages home in Arlington, Va. ( Brendan Lilly )

Bull Run in flood from Hurricane Sandy, October 30, 2012. ( Barbara Anne em Ende )

Crippling snow in Davis, W. Va. (Beau Dodson, via

Bare shelves at a local Giant before Sandy strikes on October 28. ( Kevin Wolf )

For some context, here are some recently released maps showing rainfall totals and peak winds from Sandy....

Rainfall totals from Sandy (see bigger) (NOAA)

Peak wind gusts from Sandy. ( Northeast Regional Climate Center )
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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