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.
HARTFORD, Conn., 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 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England, according to AP.
The system is expected to spin 40 to 50 miles off Florida, with hurricane-force wind speeds extending about 35 miles west.
Multiple areas of the state reported near hurricane-force winds and at least one tornado touched down in Copperas Cove, near Killeen, causing moderate damage.
Hurricane-force winds have brought down hundreds of trees and left more than 15,000 homes without power in Portugal.
local time (1900 GMT), the eye of the hurricane passed over San Antonio Cape, the westernmost point of the Caribbean island, as heavy rains and hurricane-force winds lashed the province of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.
Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez said Filipinos should prepare for storm surges, heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted "Michael" to develop into a Category 3 hurricane, with winds from 111 to 129 miles per hour, when it makes landfall on Florida on Wednesday.
DFA advised the estimated 232,000 Filipinos in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to prepare for storm surges, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds until Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
'The Filipino community should prepare for storm surges, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds until Thursday,' Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez said.
'Catastrophic effects will be felt.' The NHC said hurricane-force winds extended outward 80 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extended nearly 195 miles out.
Hurricane-force winds began whipping North Carolina as federal emergency management officials warned that the hurricane remained a very dangerous storm" capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the coast.