hurricane-force wind

hurricane-force wind

[′hər·ə‚kān ‚fȯrs ‚wind]
(meteorology)
In the Beaufort wind scale, a wind whose speed is 64 knots (117 kilometers per hour) or higher.
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A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight, paralyzing roadways, causing auto accidents and downing power lines.
At the same time, the machine adopts MHI's proprietary "Smart Yaw" technology to fend off occasional gusty strong winds and withstand hurricane-force wind velocities up to 70m/sec.
Safar 10, 1439, October 30, 2017, SPA -- A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.
Fran was centered 380 miles southeast of Charleston, wobbling northwest at 12 mph, with hurricane-force wind - 74 mph or higher - extending 145 miles out.
A giant slab of granite - estimated at 300 to 400 feet wide - broke loose and roared downward, aiming at one of Yosemite's most popular areas, pushing hurricane-force wind ahead of it.
But as the Albatross headed for its Bahamas home port in 1961, it suddenly encountered a white squall - a localized microburst of intense, hurricane-force wind and water - that capsized the ship and sent it to the bottom in all of 90 seconds.
The winter storm, bearing hurricane-force winds in some areas, is rapidly intensifying into what meteorologists call a bomb cyclone.
The so-called "nor-easter" storm brought hurricane-force winds with speeds of up to 129 kilometers per hour, the National Weather Service said, referring to it as a storm "we will never forget.
RESIDENTS on the east coast of the US are bracing themselves for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm battered the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.
Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a "bomb cyclone" as it rolls up the East Coast, bringing hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and up to a foot of snow.
STORM Ophelia yesterday caused further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.
While the storms exact path remains uncertain, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans are preparing for the possibility of heavy rain and hurricane-force winds, which could lead to power outages in southern Louisiana.