1. The Suckerpunch Storm

Photographer: Mark Lennihan

Year: November 2012

Location: East Coast

Casualties: 253

Riding the coattails of Hurricane Sandy, a snowy nor'easter travelled up the East Coast, delivering a swift kick to areas already down from Sandy's wrath just days earlier. Many faced the snow without power or water, while others watched their water, wind, and fire-razed homes incur further damage in the second-wave storm, like these daunting snow-covered ruins in Breezy Point, New York. The hybrid weather inspired hybrid monikers, including "Frankenstorm" and "Nor'eastercane".