Update: Here's a new video of Sandy as it approaches the United States, captured from the International Space Station just a few minutes ago. The snowpocalyptic "frankenstorm"—as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls it—has "weaken a little."

According to NOAA, Sandy is now about 430 miles south-souteast of Charleston, South Carolina. It has "weaken a little," it says:

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.67 INCHES

The monster storm leaves 19 victims in the Caribbean.

It's likely that Sandy will directly hit some portion of the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic coast. The impact point is still not clear. [NASA and NOAA]


The view from yesterday, October 25

Video of Frankenstorm Sandy from Space (Updated)