Over the next few days, it began to look ever more likely that Sandy would hit the Mid-Atlantic due to unusual meteorological conditions that caused the storm to veer to the west toward land rather than staying over the ocean. We published this time-lapse animation of the storm off the coast of Florida as light from the setting sun highlighted the structure of the clouds on October 26, 2012.
The “super rapid scan”
images—one every minute from 7:15 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT—revealed intricate details of the storm’s motion. Web users flooded to our YouTube page
and within hours the video has received more than 100,000 views.