Actully it was greater then 140knts no one measured the winds in that storm only the pressure and the gradient wich existed in that storm was only comparible to an f5 tornado where miami and key west had pressure upward of a 1000 millibars and winds barely reaching tropical storm force islamarada and places that that the 8 mile wide eye went over had a pressure of 892 millibars the second strongest atlantic hurricane pressure ever measured, and the strongest hurricane ever to hit the united states. that gradient suggested winds of 200mph or greater.
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