10 Major Weather Events That Rocked 2012

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  • major weather, severe weather
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • heatwave, weather
  • drought, weather, agriculture
  • wildfire, weather
  • Tornado, weather
  • Derecho, thunderstorm
  • Hurricane Isaac
  • unseasonably warm temperatures, weather
  • April 30 – May 1 Severe Weather Outbreak, tornado
  • April Freeze Damages Crops, agriculture, weather

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy made landfall outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, the night of Oct. 29, lashing the Eastern Seaboard with torrential rain and causing blizzard conditions in six states. More than 130 fatalities were reported and 8.5 million people were left without power. Damage was estimated at $62 billion.

(Photo: AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

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