Why is Wind speed in hurricanes so wrong?
@georgewells The only possibility is a mix- up in kilometer/ mile usage .
That would make SOME sense of it.
Please see many other threads regarding this subject, including this recent one:
And the detailed discussion here:
Additionally, Windy does not create any forecast data but instead only visualises forecast and actual data received from various third party providers.
There are many useful but also complex and expert level tools and data available via Windy, therefore the user must always take care:
- To understand what information they are displaying and viewing
- To understand from where and when the information was sourced
- To understand what this information actually means.
Comparing Forecast data with Actual data can be a common mistake.
Around 1300 UTC on Monday 02 Sept the Windy Hurricane Tracker was reporting wind speeds of 142kn / 164mph / 264kph for Hurricane Dorian.
Hope this helps :)
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Irrelevant if there is 200mph or 300mph, but it's really important if it's under 10, 20 or 40 knots...