Hugh
(Senior Storm Chaser)
Sun Aug 27 2006 11:47 AM
Re: Hurricane Ernesto - Florida on Notice

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And they upgraded Ernesto to a hurricane, why? They waited such a long time to make it a TS. Now, it doesn't look much stronger than yesterday -- I inferred as much from their discussion. This just doesn't make any sense.




A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained (1minute) winds of 74mph or greater. The recon flight this morning found winds that strong, whereas they didn't find winds of 39mph or greater when they didn't upgrade it from a T.D. to Ernesto.



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