Storm Hunter
(Veteran Storm Chaser)
Sun Sep 26 2004 05:22 AM
Re: Let's Try This Again

i think winds picked up right before landfall, because of water temps close to beach and the eyewall closed off to about 40 miles wide, compared to the 50 miles wide 3 hrs earlier.... had a eyewall replacement just before landfall...also the 120mph i heard was from a ground level observation on that island where eyewall came ashore....sustained wind too... i am thinking now she may exit near tampa into GOM, she is much faster than frances!

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