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Brush or direct hit?
      Tue Jun 08 2004 01:41 PM

What actually defines a direct hit on a location by a hurricane? I've just seen some archives on Hurricane Allen:-

"The center of Allen did not cross land at any location until it moved inland north of Brownsville, Texas. It did a remarkable job of 'broken field running' through the Caribbean at speeds of 15-20 knots. The eye passed between Barbados and St. Lucia, Haiti and Jamaica. It then passed north of the Cayman Islands, and between Cuba and the Yucatan peninsula."

I did think at first that a direct hit was when the eye actually passed over a location, but then I found that the eye of Hurricane Fabian last year didn't actually pass directly over Bermuda, but it still registered as a direct hit. So what does define a direct hit?


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* Brush or direct hit? James88 Tue Jun 08 2004 01:41 PM
. * * Re: Brush or direct hit? LI Phil   Tue Jun 08 2004 03:10 PM
. * * Re: Brush or direct hit? James88   Tue Jun 08 2004 03:19 PM
. * * Southern Hemisphere LadyStorm   Fri Jun 11 2004 05:41 AM
. * * Re: Southern Hemisphere MikeCAdministrator   Fri Jun 11 2004 10:41 AM
. * * New Zealand LI Phil   Fri Jun 11 2004 10:53 AM
. * * Re: New Zealand James88   Fri Jun 11 2004 01:05 PM
. * * Re: New Zealand LI Phil   Fri Jun 11 2004 04:41 PM
. * * Re: New Zealand LadyStorm   Sat Jun 12 2004 05:52 AM

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