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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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.
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.
Chapala, with hurricane-force winds, had made landfall on Yemen's Arabian Sea coast on Tuesday, flooding the country's fifth-largest city Mukalla and sending thousands of people fleeing for shelter.
Danny is a tiny storm, with hurricane-force winds extending outward only 20 kilometers from its center.
In his book, Grayson describes his most thrilling rescues including the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979 in which 25 yachts were lost and how with his crew, he pushed a Wessex helicopter to its aboluste limits flying into the catastrophic storm and hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from the sea.
NNA - A tropical cyclone has hit north Queensland in Australia, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and a powerful storm tide.
NEW Englanders hit by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds have begun digging themselves out - as some New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.
New eNglaNders | hit by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds have begun digging themselves out - as some New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.
Hurricane-force winds extended up to 60 mile from its centre as it bore down on Bermuda.
east coast on Thursday before bringing hurricane-force winds to Bermuda on Friday, forecasters said.