(Storm Chaser)
Mon Oct 29 2012 10:46 PM
Re: Sandy: Subtropical Hurricane


I understand Sandy is still hurricane speed, moving at 85-90mph, but why is NHC classifying it as post-tropical? People are thinking that this is not a hurricane. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is still a hurricane if over 75mph? Even if it is going through the transformation into a post tropical cyclone? I thought post tropical was lower than a depression? Kind of somewhat confused here...

(mods you can move this to where it needs to be if not appropriate, I am just confused...)

It went from a warm core system to a cold core system.That is the only real difference.

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