Skip to comments.Florence Now at Coastline, Winds Measured Below Hurricane Strength
Posted on 09/14/2018 9:41:53 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE
From a writer at WattsUpWithThat:
National Data Buoy Center shows Florence passing over Johnny Mercer Pier, station JMPN7. The surface anemometer height for that station is 15 meters above sea level. Winds speeds recorded show the eyewall and eye passing directly the station. Maximum sustained winds on the leading edge of the storm were 52 knots at 5.36 AM, followed by the eye with (its typically) low winds at 7am, followed by the trailing eyewall winds of 56 knots at 8am. https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=jmpn7
Several NDBC stations in the region, both on the shore and offshore, confirm that Florence never produced sustained winds reaching hurricane threshold, which is 64 knots. Recorded winds using anemometers at 10 meters above the local site are part of the definition of the Saffir-Simpson scale. Actual heights of anemometers may be at different heights above the surface, with higher instruments showing higher winds. For example, the offshore NDBC station 41037 at Wrightsville Beach records maximum sustained winds of 50 knots with anemometer height of 3 meters.\ The Cape Lookout station CLKN7 anemometer height is 16 meters, and is located well to the North of the storm center on a dune that seems to produce a Bernoulli effect for winds originating offshore. That anemometer shows sustained winds reaching 71 knots. But the nearby station BFTN7 at Beaufort, NC showing only 51 knots hours later. All other surface stations are recording sustained winds in the 50 knot range, with only the Cape Lookout station as an outlier.
Trump was elected, he calmed the storm!
I’m waiting for the Democrats to say the death toll is topping 3000.
“Several NDBC stations in the region, both on the shore and offshore, confirm that Florence never produced sustained winds reaching hurricane threshold”
So Rush was right. The Leftists were hyping it up to blame it on Global Warming.
Good news for the north east,too.
We get the tail end of these big storms.
As in flooding and sometime big trees get knocked down.
Its the 40 inches of rain that will do the damage.
Trump was elected, he calmed the storm!
There are a couple more meandering around in the Atlantic.
We’ll see if he can keep up the good work.
That's assuming the rain fall forecast doesn't bust similar to the way the wind speed forecast busted.
Had to turn off FOX and Shep. Too much “biblical” and “catastropic” drama hooey.
Democrats: “Pay no attention to the storm downgrade behind the curtain — it’s still dangerous and it’s still Trumped fault.”
This might be the most over-hyped “hurricane” of all time. It surely doesn’t merit the 24/7 coverage FNC is giving it.
Yep, and I see even slower winds from the Wunderground stations, but I’m sure they are lower in height. I’ve seen for all recent hurricanes. The winds are much lower than the panic inducing numbers that come from the government.
The NHC now has the technology to look over every little part of the storm and find the maximum winds and that’s what they report for the entire storm.
Last week I heard (NBC news, I think) a report that this was already “the strongest storm ever to hit the United States.”
American media is pathetic.
Poor democRats. I’m sure they will be bitter and butt-hurt that Flo didn’t turn out to be another Katrina. As they claimed it would be.
I really truly believe this. That because there will not be hundreds of fatalities to blame on Trump, leftists will sulk over this lost opportunity to blame Trump.
What’s Isaac up to, out there in the Caribbean?
I think Moorhead City is already at 42” of rain.
>>Its the 40 inches of rain that will do the damage.<<
The models I saw this AM suggested more like 20”
Thinking back a few years, while living in Florida, I remember Hurricane Andrew. I was ready for it, but my first wife was not. When the wind reached a screaming freight-train pitch with the trees thrashing and snapping, the horizontal streaming rain, the flying roof shingles and tiles, the destroyed fences, my wife was rooted to the one same spot. She stared and stared through the glass of the window. Immovable, with her nose pressed to the window, the stark fear in her eyes will stay with me forever.
Fortunately, as the eye of the storm arrived and the winds temporarily lessened, I was able to grab a beer, open the door and let her in.
“Fortunately, as the eye of the storm arrived and the winds temporarily lessened, I was able to grab a beer, open the door and let her in.”
That was funny.
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