Hurricane Sandy

October 26-27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy moved northward from the northwest Bahamas and paralleled the Florida east coast from 190 to 240 miles offshore from Friday afternoon October 26th to early Satuday morning, on October 27th.  Tropical Storm warnings were in effect for the Atlantic waters and coastal areas. The main impacts from the storm were moderate to severe beach and dune erosion from large breaking waves in vulnerable locations along the coast from Brevard to Martin county. Squalls ahead of the Hurricane brought tropical storm force gusts early on Friday October 26th, with a stronger rain band bringing heavy rainfall and tropical storm force gusts to Volusia county Friday evening.

National Hurricane Center Post Storm Analysis  (large pdf)
Erosion/Buoy 41009 Wave Analysis (pdf)

 

 

Beach Erosion Pictures

Brevard

   

 

Martin

   

 

 

 

Hurricane Sandy Post Tropical Cyclone Report 

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POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE SANDY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
638 PM EDT THU NOV 1 2012

NOTE: THE DATA SHOWN HERE ARE PRELIMINARY....AND SUBJECT TO UPDATES
AND CORRECTIONS AS APPROPRIATE.

THIS REPORT INCLUDES EVENTS OCCURRING WHEN WATCHES AND/OR WARNINGS
WERE IN EFFECT...OR WHEN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY
OR ITS REMNANTS WAS AFFECTING THE AREA.

COUNTIES INCLUDED...VOLUSIA...BREVARD...INDIAN RIVER...ST. LUCIE...
AND MARTIN.

A. LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE/MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS AND PEAK GUSTS
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METAR OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IS 10 METERS AND WIND AVERAGING IS 2 MINUTES
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)     (KT)     (UTC)     (KT)    (UTC)
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KDAB-DAYTONA BEACH INTL, FL                                        
29.17 -81.07    998.9 27/0934   030/033  26/2351   030/043 26/2351 

KFPR-FORT PIERCE/ST LUCIE CO INTL, FL                              
27.49 -80.36    996.8 27/0901   070/023  26/0416   070/035 25/2235 

KLEE-LEESBURG INTL, FL                                             
28.82 -81.81   1001.6 27/1011   030/026  26/1744   030/036 26/1731 

KMLB-MELBOURNE INTL, FL                                            
28.10 -80.64    996.8 27/0905   030/036  26/1310   050/049 26/1305 

KMCO-ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL, FL                                     
28.42 -81.32    999.6 27/0934   350/032  26/2011   350/040 26/2010 

KORL-ORLANDO EXECUTIVE, FL                                         
28.55 -81.33   1000.2 27/0842   360/027  26/1954   360/038 26/1953 

KSFB-ORLANDO/SANFORD, FL                                           
28.78 -81.24    999.6 27/0937   030/029  26/1646   030/037 26/1645 

KVRB-VERO BEACH, FL                                                
27.65 -80.41    996.8 27/0946   010/030  26/2040   030/046 26/1345 

KOBE-OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AP, FL                                      
27.26 -80.85   9999.0 /         300/020  27/1635   300/025 27/1635 

KCOF-PATRICK AFB/COCOA, FL                                         
28.23 -80.60    997.6 27/0717   020/033  26/1814   030/048 26/1258 

KSUA-WITHAM FIELD/STUART,FL                                        
27.18 -80.22   9999.0 /         300/020  27/1547   300/030 27/1447 

KTIX-SPACE COAST REGIONAL/TITUSVILLE, FL                           
28.51 -80.79   9999.0 /         320/025  27/1747   020/041 26/1247 

KISM-KISSIMMEE GATEWAY AP                                          
28.29 -81.43   9999.0 /         360/023  26/1850   360/031 26/2050 

KXMR-CAPE CANAVERAL AFS SKID STRIP                                 
28.46 -80.56    996.6 27/0855   350/024  27/0323   320/035 27/0521 

KDED-DELAND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT                                      
29.06 -81.28   9999.0 /       I 350/021  27/0035   350/030 27/0055 

KTTS-SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY                                      
28.61 -80.69   1001.4 26/2155   050/031  26/1809   070/042 26/1811 

REMARKS:


NON-METAR OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IN METERS AND WIND AVERAGING PERIOD IN
MINUTES INDICATED UNDER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND IF KNOWN
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)     (KT)     (UTC)     (KT)    (UTC)
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XCCO-COCOA BEACH PIER                                             
28.37 -80.60                  I 030/034  26/1325   030/045 26/1325 
                                     
XSTL-ST LUCIE PLANT                                               
27.34 -80.24                  I 050/039  26/0415   040/051 26/0410 
                                     
XHOB-HOBE SOUND                                                   
27.05 -80.16                  I 350/025  26/2040   020/043 26/0805 
                                     
XNSB-NEW SMYRNA BEACH                                             
29.05 -80.90                  I 360/037  27/0330   360/048 27/0330 
                                     
XJEN-JENSEN BEACH                                                 
27.22 -80.20                  I 010/034  26/2030   030/045 26/1255 
                                     
REMARKS:


B. MARINE OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IN METERS AND WIND AVERAGING PERIOD IN
MINUTES INDICATED UNDER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND IF KNOWN
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)     (KT)     (UTC)     (KT)    (UTC)
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TRDF1-TRIDENT PIER                                                 
28.41  -80.59                 I 310/024  27/1442   020/035 26/1424 
                                  

41009-20 NM E CAPE CANAVERAL                                       
28.50  -80.18   993.3 27/0850   030/041  27/0020   030/051 27/0020 
                                  

41010-120 ENE CAPE CANAVERAL                                       
28.91  -78.47   981.4 27/0920   320/054  27/1250   310/068 27/1420 
                                  

REMARKS: PEAK SEAS: BUOY 41010, 31 FT AT 27/0850. BUOY 41009, 27 FT
AT 26/2350. BUOY 41114, 18 FT AT 26/2336. BUOY 41113, 10 FT AT
26/1645.



C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 1200 UTC OCT 25 UNTIL 1200 UTC OCT 28
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CITY/TOWN                    COUNTY               ID         RAINFALL
LAT LON                                                       (IN)  
DEG DECIMAL
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1 NE DAYTONA BEACH INTL      COASTAL VOLUSIA COU DIAF1         4.30 
29.19  -81.06

2 NNW SCOTTSMOOR             COASTAL VOLUSIA COU SCMF1         3.58 
28.78  -80.88

2 SW SUNTREE                 SOUTHERN BREVARD CO FL-BV-25      3.27 
28.20  -80.70

1 N CHULUOTA                 SEMINOLE            FL-SM-8       2.52 
28.65  -81.12

1 WSW SUNTREE                SOUTHERN BREVARD CO FL-BV-16      2.51 
28.21  -80.70

1 WSW ROCKLEDGE              SOUTHERN BREVARD CO FL-BV-13      2.45 
28.31  -80.75

3 NE EDGEWATER               COASTAL VOLUSIA COU FL-VL-20      2.43 
28.99  -80.87

2 NE LAKE MARY JANE          ORANGE              WELF1         2.42 
28.40  -81.16

1 WNW MIMS                   NORTHERN BREVARD CO FL-BV-40      2.25 
28.66  -80.86

1 NE ROCKLEDGE               BREVARD             FL-BV-39      2.20 
28.33  -80.72

2 S EAU GALLIE               SOUTHERN BREVARD CO KMLB          1.66 
28.10  -80.64

1 ESE DAYTONA BEACH INTL     COASTAL VOLUSIA COU KDAB          1.56 
29.18  -81.05

SAINT LUCIE AIRPORT          ST. LUCIE           KFPR          1.33 
27.49  -80.37

1 SSW GIFFORD                INDIAN RIVER        KVRB          1.03 
27.65  -80.42

1 SSW MIDWAY                 SEMINOLE            KSFB          0.98 
28.77  -81.24

2 W AZALEA PARK              ORANGE              KORL          0.48 
28.54  -81.33

ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AI     ORANGE              KMCO          0.30 
28.42  -81.31

3 WSW BASSVILLE PARK         NORTHERN LAKE COUNT KLEE          0.04 
28.82  -81.81

REMARKS:


D. INLAND FLOODING...
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NONE.
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E. MAXIMUM STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
OFFICIAL TIDE GAUGES NOTED WITH LEADING G
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COUNTY           CITY/TOWN        SURGE   TIDE   DATE/   BEACH      
                 OR LOCATION      (FT)    (FT)   TIME    EROSION    
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BREVARD        G TRIDENT PIER      2.28   3.80  28/1054  MODERATE  


REMARKS: NAVD88 DATUM. MODERATE TO MAJOR BEACH EROSION OCCURRED FROM
BREVARD COUNTY SOUTH TO MARTIN COUNTY. MINOR TO A FEW SPOTS OF
MODERATE BEACH EROSION OCCURRED WITHIN VOLUSIA COUNTY. SEE SECTION
G BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL BEACH EROSION AND COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS.


F. TORNADOES...
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(DIST)CITY/TOWN              COUNTY           DATE/         EF SCALE
LAT LON (DEG DECIMAL                          TIME(UTC)    (IF KNOWN)
DESCRIPTION                                                         
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NONE.

G. STORM IMPACTS BY COUNTY...
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COUNTY            DEATHS           INJURIES             EVACUATIONS 
DESCRIPTION
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VOLUSIA              0                 0                     0   

MAINLY MINOR BEACH EROSION, WITH A FEW SPOTS OF MODERATE EROSION. A
FEW DUNE WALKOVERS AND A BOAT RAMP EXPERIENCED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
PRELIMINARY TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE: LESS THAN $50,000.

BREVARD              0                 0                     0   

MODERATE TO MAJOR BEACH EROSION, WITH APPROXIMATELY 17 STRUCTURES IN
DANGER OR THREATENED BY ADDITIONAL SHORT-TERM EROSION. OF THESE 17
STRUCTURES, TWO ARE MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS AND TWO ARE BUSINESSES.
SEVEN OF THE STIES EXPERIENCED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE PRIMARY
STRUCTURE OR TO ATTACHED PATIOS OR POOLS. SEVERAL BEACH CROSSOVERS
AND LIFEGUARD TOWERS WERE ALSO DAMAGED, AS WELL AS A BOAT RAMP.
PRELIMINARY TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE: $25 MILLION.

INDIAN RIVER         0                 0                     0   

MODERATE TO MAJOR BEACH EROSION. SEVERAL BEACH CROSSOVERS AND A
LIFEGUARD TOWER DAMAGED. WATER AND SAND WASHED ONTO ONE COASTAL
ROAD. PRELIMINARY TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE: $10.5 MILLION.

ST. LUCIE            0                 0                     0   

MODERATE TO MAJOR BEACH EROSION. SAND OVER-WASHED TWO BEACH ACCESS
PARKING AREAS AND EROSION DAMAGED THE FOUNDATION OF A PUMP STATION.
PRELIMINARY TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE: $4.2 MILLION.

MARTIN               0                 0                     0   

MODERATE TO MAJOR BEACH EROSION. EROSION CAUSED DAMAGE TO TWO HOMES
AND WASHED SAND AND DEBRIS ACROSS A COASTAL ROADWAY, TEMPORARILY
ISOLATING RESIDENTS. SEVERAL PIERS, BOARDWALKS AND RETAINING WALLS
DAMAGED. PRELIMINARY TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE: $6.3 MILLION.

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LEGEND:
I-INCOMPLETE DATA
E-ESTIMATED

VOLKMER/BOWEN/DIETZMANN/CARTWRIGHT/SPRATT

 


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