Sandy & Irene: Side by Side: In case you were wondering just how big Hurricane Sandy is, an infographic from the Wall Street Journal puts it into perspective.

This image lets you compare Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28, 2012 to Hurricane Irene on Aug. 27, 2011. The differences are striking.

The twirling white image of Sandy is much wider and dense than that of Irene. Irene caused more than $15 million in damage in 2011. Meteorologists say Sandy could become one of the worst East Coast storms ever.