Quote: In the NHC Forcast/Advisory, the diameter of hurricane force winds is on the order of 60 NM. This seems small to me for a storm that is so powerful at the eyewall. Am I reading this correctly?
The current radius of (sustained) hurricane-force winds in Dorian is actually even smaller than this, at up to 30 miles (26 nm) from the center. Gusts at or above hurricane-force could be expected beyond this range, however.
Believe it or not, size has nothing to do with hurricane intensity, other than, perhaps counter-intuitively, the larger the tropical cyclone, the more difficult it can be to become a Major, as smaller TCs tend to be able to ramp up (and down) with greater ease.
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