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Re: The factor of wind speed plus forward speed

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 10/7/2017, 7:22 pm

And I forgot to add more. Areas along the coast are likely to see the strongest winds. Less friction over water than land, so wind will be highest at the shore in the right front quadrant. Then you get to the storm not having access to it's fuel any more once over land, so then it would start to weaken the further you get inland usually.

But the important point I forgot to make is about higher elevations. Higher elevations will see higher winds than what you see in the advisory. Not just mountains and hills, but tall buildings.

Here is a rough guide for buildings:



From this article in 2003 (PDF):
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0434%282003%29018%3C0032%3AGDWPIH%3E2.0.CO%3B2
Or text version: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/1520-0434%282003%29018%3C0032%3AGDWPIH%3E2.0.CO%3B2

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The factor of wind speed plus forward speed - LawKat, 10/7/2017, 11:16 am

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