Earlier, the hurricane wind
began to pour heavy snow and began to form winds.
In the latest advisory, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has downgraded Hurricane Irma to a Category two on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind
Scale, with maximum sustained winds near 110mph with higher gusts.
In stark contrast to hurricane track forecasts, predictions of hurricane wind
speeds have shown little improvement since records began more than 45 years ago.
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.
Other topics include visualization of oil spill trajectories, a data mining tool for assessing storm surge risk, pollutant transport by tidal flow in the Yangtze estuary, and ground level turbulence of hurricane wind
measured from mobile towers.
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.
But it would have taken a hurricane wind
to get me into first.
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.