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.
The view from yesterday, October 25