What would that translate too? I converted the 121 knots to mph and it said 139 mph??????
That can't be right? Is it?[/quote]
No, that's correct. Its at the 850mb level though, so there would be a reduction involved in calculating surface winds. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I'm sure someone on here knows.[/quote]
Using 60%, 120 knots comes out to about 72 knots on the surface. 70% is 84 knots. Not sure if those would be representative, but it gives you an idea. Another issue is that as you go higher in those high rise buildings, the closer to those high winds you get. Look at what Wilma did to the high rises in Miami as an example. Many buildings will lose most, if not all, of their glass in the upper levels...which then poses a falling/flying glass hazard for other buildings and people![/quote]
Thank you for the info!