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Hurricane Sandy FULL Satellite TIMELAPSE - An Unusual Hurricane Path

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This video shows Hurricane Sandy from satellite view through nearly its entire duration - When Hurricane Sandy is compared to data from other hurricanes in the past, its path is unique and different; there's something particularly unusual about this hurricane's path! Hurricane Sandy is a storm that will be remembered throughout the generations. 50 years from now, in schools all over the United States, meteorology students will learn about the devastating Hurricane Sandy and it's effects. They will be told of a storm that forecasters predicted half-blind, because no one had ever seen anything like it. They will be told of a storm that crippled the power, communication and transit infrastructure in the most densely populated region in the United States. They will be told of a storm that reshaped the New Jersey coastline and washed its famous boardwalks into the sea. They will be told of one of the most devastating storms ever to strike New Jersey. "There will not only be (academic) papers written about Sandy, there will be books," said David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey Monday evening with the strength of a category 1 hurricane, after completing a gradual metamorphosis from a hurricane to a nor'easter. Much will be debated about Sandy in the coming days and weeks. Was it a hurricane or a nor'easter? Did the National Hurricane Center make a mistake in not issuing hurricane warnings? Did global warming play a role? At the end of the day, the finer points of the meteorology of Sandy won't much matter to most New Jerseyans. People are dead. Homes are destroyed. And a return to normalcy may be measured in days, or even weeks, not hours. "I think you have certain storms out there that people hear about from their grandparents," said Accuweather meteorologist Eric Leister. "In 20, 30, 40 years it will likely be Sandy that comes up because of all the horrific damage it caused. What won't be debated is that Sandy was historic for New Jersey.