Hurricane Sandy Largest Storm Recorded in Atlantic

Wind, rain, repeat

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Hurricane Sandy, the largest tropical system recorded in the Atlantic, strengthened as it began making the transition to a superstorm that may push a wall of water ashore in the Northeast and lash the East with wind, rain and snow.

Drenching rains are soaking the mid-Atlantic states, 3 feet of snow may fall in the Appalachians and an 11.7-foot (3.5- meter) record-breaking storm surge may slosh over Manhattan's Battery Park if Sandy's most powerful punch arrives at the same time as the high tide.