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Subject: How are the sustained winds of a hurricane determined?

Date: Tue Sep 27 08:03:53 2005
Posted by Clyde
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Much debate has occure pretaining to the reason for increased tropical storm 
activity.  In the early 1970s gusts were not considered in recording sustained 
wind.  The present method encompasses the use of gusts, which automatically 
increases sustained wind.  I think this may be a contributing factor.

Re: How are the sustained winds of a hurricane determined?

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