When it was announced that Hurricane Sandy would be hitting the east coast, I was curious to see what kind of impact it would have. It was predicted that New Jersey and New York would probably suffer the most damage from the storm. Where I live in Boston, I would likely see only the periphery of the storm.
Happily, I discovered that many people in the New Jersey/New York area would be taking webcam shots of the storm. The New York Times was one of them, updating the view of New York from the 51st floor of the NYTimes building every minute.
I set out to write a script that would automatically download the images from their site and collected data from 10:14a to 7:54p on 10/29/12. I created a time lapse video with the results, which you can find here.
For those interested in contributing to disaster relief, there seems to be a pretty comprehensive list here. Also, please don’t forget that those in Haiti and Cuba were affected as well and would appreciate help too.