hurricane wind

hurricane wind

[′hər·ə‚kān ¦wind]
(meteorology)
In general, the severe wind of an intense tropical cyclone (hurricane or typhoon); the term has no further technical connotation, but is easily confused with the strictly defined hurricane-force wind. Also known as typhoon wind.
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Dorian is an extremely dangerous category five hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
It made landfall on Saturday, July 13 near Intercoastal City, Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/hr).
Hurricane wind damaged buildings and cut off power lines in Sopot, Karlovo and the nearby settlements in Central Bulgaria on 15th of January.
Communicating the risk posed by Hurricane Sandy when it approached the coast of the northeastern United States in 2012 was made more difficult because Sandy was a very large hurricane but was only rated category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
J Robert Hunter, director of insurance for CFA and former federal insurance administrator and Texas insurance commissioner, said, 'Families will have to dig deeper into their pockets because insurers have been steadily increasing hurricane wind coverage deductibles and imposing other policy limitations.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale has five levels, with category 5 being the strongest with winds at 252 kilometres per hour or stronger.
They do note that higher sea surface temperatures fuel hurricane winds, and that climate models project hurricane wind speeds will increase 3 percent to 5 percent for every I degree Celsius increase in temperature.
Category 1-2 hurricane wind speed F2 Significant 113-157 Roofs blown off frame houses; mobile homes rolled and/or destroyed, train boxcars pushed over; large trees snapped or uprooted; airborn debris can cause damage.
They had purchased a homeowners' policy from State Farm; they claimed the insurer told them the policy would cover "any and all damage proximately, efficiently, and typically caused by hurricane wind and 'storm surge' proximately caused by hurricanes." When State Farm declined to pay their claim, saying their loss was a result of a "storm surge, wave wash, and flood," the Tuepkers sued.
The FCMP is a joint venture to develop full-scale experimental methods to quantify near-surface hurricane wind behavior and resulting loads on residential structures.
The objective of this research was to understand the behavior of metal-plate-connected (MPC) wood truss heel and tension splice joints subjected to dynamic loads that simulated hurricane wind and impact loads.
The fire stations structures will be wind retrofitted, enabling the structure to withstand hurricane wind speeds of more than 180 mph.