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  1. Doughnut-shaped wall that surrounds the center (eye) of a hurricane. Front that forms when the flow of air on either side of a front is neither towards the cold air mass nor toward the warm air mass; the front does not move. Storm Surge. Dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane's eye moves onto land. Thunderstorms. A.
  2. Hurricane winds blow in a spiral around the calm, roughly circular center called the eye. In the eye, which is about 20 - 30 miles wide, it is relatively calm and there is little or no rain. The eye is the warmest part of the storm. eyewall
  3. Type of thunderstorm in which air rises because of unequal heating of Earth's surface within a single air mass and is most common during the afternoon and evening. the wall of the eye of a hurricane. eye. the center of the hurricane. storm surge. wall of water that reaches land
  4. Terms in this set (16) hurricane. an intense (large) storm of tropical origin with winds 74 mph or higher. low pressure. what level of pressure is a hurricane? tropical storm. a tropical cyclone with winds between 38 mph and 73 mph (more unorganized) tropical wave. an area of relatively low pressure moving, westerly, and associated with.
  5. The Eye the center of the storm The most recognizable feature found within a hurricane is the eye. They are found at the center and are between 20-50km in diameter. The eye is the focus of the hurricane, the point about which the rest of the storm rotates and where the lowest surface pressures are found in the storm
  6. 53) The part of the hurricane characterized by scattered high clouds and light winds is known as the _____. eye 54) In order to be classified as a hurricane, sustained wind velocity must exceed ________ kilometers per hour (mph)

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Place the events that form hurricane-force winds in order. Question List (6 items) (Drag and drop into the appropriate area) The Coriolis force causes winds to rotate. A thunderstorm cluster forms. Centrifugal force pushes air outward, reducing pressure in the eye. 2 Astrong pressure gradient produces winds As cool air at the top of the eye 18. B. the core of the hurricane into the warm, moist air above tropical seas C. the warm, moist air above tropical seas into the bottom of the sea, where it stirs up turbulence D. the core of the hurricane into the tropical seas, where additional energy is picked up from water depths below 200 feet, amplifying the strength of the stor Sitkowski adds, Hurricane Rita's eye was amazing. At around 10,000 feet, air that had descended from higher in the atmosphere warmed to 88 degrees and the dew point was only 27 degrees, making.

The main parts of a hurricane (shown below) are the rainbands on its outer edges, the eye, and the eyewall. Air spirals in toward the center in a counter-clockwise pattern, and out the top in the opposite direction. In the very center of the storm, air sinks, forming the cloud-free eye. Details of the hurricane eye's structur Review Quiz. When a tropical cyclone reaches wind velocity of 40 mph, it is termed a: Hurricanes never occur _______. In the eye of a hurricane: d. All of the above are correct. The strongest winds and largest cloud development in a hurricane occur: The peak of the North Atlantic hurricane season is in: a Closer to the center is the eyewall, which begins to form as the storm becomes stronger due to the formation of convection and upward-moving air. This eyewall is where the winds are strongest and heavy thunderstorms occur. In the very center of the storm is the eye of the hurricane. In fact, it is the formation of the eye of a hurricane that.

The center, or eye, of a hurricane is relatively calm. The most violent activity takes place in the area immediately around the eye, called the eyewall. At the top of the eyewall (about 50,000 feet), most of the air is propelled outward, increasing the air's upward motion Hurricane Anatomy. During hurricane development, certain characteristics become more prominent as the storm strengthens. At the center of the hurricane is the eye, a cloud-free area of sinking air and light winds that is usually from 10 to 65 kilometers in diameter In mature hurricanes, strong surface winds move inward towards the center of the storm and encircle a column of relatively calm air. This nearly cloud-free area of light winds is called the eye of a hurricane and is generally 20-50 km (12-30 miles) in diameter.From the ground, looking up through the eye, skies may be so clear that you might see the stars at night or the sun during the day

point where the storm center (eye) hits the land. Sa r-Simpson Hurricane Scale Hurricane Category Central Air Pressure (mb) Windspeed (km/hr) Expected Storm Surge Height (m) Expected Damage 1 over 979 119Œ153 1.2Œ1.5 Minimal 2 965Œ979 154Œ177 1.6Œ2.4 Moderate 3 945Œ964 178Œ209 2.5Œ3.6 Extensive 4 920Œ944 210Œ250 3.7Œ5.4 Extrem 1. Draw the surface winds around the eye of the Northern Hemisphere hurricane depicted in Figure 13-1 2. How does subsidence at the storm's periphery make surface air relatively dry there?. Subsistence at the periphery of a hurricane dries the air because it speeds evaporation. So this phenomenon causes the moisture to be removed from the air at a more rapid pace rate than usual, leaving the. Tornadoes are most often associated with middle latitude cyclones. True. False. 002. A Mesoscale Convective Complex, or MCC, is typically made up of 10 to 20 thunderstorms clustered together. True. False. 003. When tornadoes develop, it is usually in association with air mass thunderstorms

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  1. Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes - since 1944. The ten Lockheed-Martin WC-130J aircraft and crews are part of the 403rd Wing, based at.
  2. At the center of a mature tropical cyclone, air sinks rather than rises. For a sufficiently strong storm, air may sink over a layer deep enough to suppress cloud formation, thereby creating a clear eye. Weather in the eye is normally calm and free of convective clouds, although the sea may be extremely violent
  3. National Hurricane Center . Storm Surge Unit . What is Storm Su BOLIVAR PENINSULA IN TEXAS AFTER HURRICANE IKE (2008) Storm surge. is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tide. • It's the change in the water level that is due to the presence of the storm • Since storm surge is a differenc
  4. answer choices. A tropical storm at sea has been upgraded to a hurricane. A big hurricane is projected to hit land within 12 hours. A small hurricane has been upgraded to a strong hurricane. A big hurricane is projected to hit land within 36 hours
  5. Definition: The cone represents the probable track of the center of a tropical cyclone, and is formed by enclosing the area swept out by a set of circles (not shown) along the forecast track (at 12, 24, 36 hours, etc). The size of each circle is set so that two-thirds of historical official forecast errors over a 5-year sample fall within the.
  6. Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook. This product is updated at approximately 2 AM, 8 AM, 2 PM, and 8 PM EDT from May 15 to November 30, with special outlooks issued at any time as conditions warrant. The graphic displays all currently active tropical cyclones, and disturbances with tropical cyclone formation potential over the.
  7. of air is 1.2 kg/m3. (Ans: 496 N down) Qu. 3 In 1993 the radius of Hurricane Emily was about 350 km. The wind speed near the center (eye) of the hurricane, whose radius was about 30 km, reached 200 km/h. As air swirled in from the rim of the hurricane toward the eye, it's angular momentum remained roughly constant

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The Hurricane Hunters flew into the eye of Mitch just as this Category 5 hurricane with winds of 155 mph smacked right into Central America.) What is coastal beach erosion? Coastal beach erosion is the wearing away of land, the removal of beach or dune sediments by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, or drainage Lt. Col. Sean Cross, a pilot with the Air Force team that flew inside the eye of Hurricane Dorian, says storm surge and drowning are the biggest dangers with..

A ­tornado forms as a thunderstorm approaches. In the lower atmosphere, increased wind speeds create a horizontal but invisible spinning tube. Once the storm rumbles through, rising air tilts this tube from its horizontal position to the more recognizable vertical funnel shape. From there, tornadoes can have wind speeds up to 300 mph and cause. Estimate the air pressure at the center of a hurricane with wind speed of 300 km/h at the center. Answer in Pa Homework Equations P + 1/2 (density)(velocity)^2 density of air 1.29 kg/m^3 The Attempt at a Solution P + 0.5 (1.29 kg/m^3)(90000) Pressure = 58050 atm 1 atm = 101.3kPa so 58050 atm x 101.3 kPa = 5880465 kPa or 5.88 x 10^9 P As air is pulled into the eye, it rises rapidly and then condenses, cooling and releasing large amounts of heat into the atmosphere before the air descends and begins the cycle again. This refuels the hurricane, lowering the barometric pressure on the ocean surface, which pulls more air in and upward, strengthening the hurricane The eye wall is the strongest part of the storm because of the air located in the eye wall moves faster than any other part of the storm and it pulls in warmer ocean water to fuel the storm. In.

The warming temperatures within the hurricane?s eye make the air lighter, so air pressure eases on the surface and falls. When air is cold, the air molecules are dense, and air is heavier The formation of an eye — that circular, blue-sky patch in the center of a vortex that is typically 20 to 40 miles (30-65 km) across — almost always indicates that a tropical storm is becoming.

A hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas. Hurricanes have sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour and an area of low air pressure in the center called the eye. The scientific name for a hurricane is a tropical cyclone. Tropical cyclones go by different names in different places The National Hurricane Center categorizes Atlantic hurricanes based on wind speed. A storm with winds exceeding 74 mph is a Category 1 hurricane. Storms with winds stronger than 111 mph are considered major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). Wind speed is just one of many factors that contribute to a hurricane's impact

Tropics watch: NHC keeping an eye on 2 systems that could impact Caribbean this week. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two tropical waves that could develop into tropical depressions or. The map to the left is an analysis of maximum sustained winds (1-minute average) in Hurricane Irma conducted by NWS Miami. The analysis is a best estimate based on all available data. The map on the right is from the National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Report on Hurricane Irma (red- hurricane force, orange- 58-73 mph, yellow 39-57 mph)

heaviest rains. Just inside the eyewall is the hurricane eye. The eye is typically calm and clear and it is in this part of the storm where we measure the lowest air pressure. Surrounding the eye are thunderstorms that can be 12 miles tall that orbit around the eye at speeds approaching 200 10 is a picture from within Hurricane Katrina's eye. Hurricane safety . Hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions pose a variety of threats to people and property. Storm surge and inland flooding have historically been the number one offsite link and two causes of loss of life during hurricanes. Hurricanes can also bring strong winds, tornados, rough surf, and rip currents. The time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane. Air pressure, also called barometric pressure, indicates how the weight of the atmosphere above is shifting. A falling air pressure generally means there is an approaching storm that will arrive within the next 12 to 24 hours. The farther the barometric pressure drops, the stronger the storm. Air pressure is measured with a barometer The training of a commercial pilot and Hurricane Hunter diverge sharply. The commercial aviation world trains its pilots to avoid inclement weather, while NOAA Hurricane Hunter pilots are trained to fly through the worst storms on earth, over and over again. The flight crew for a Hurricane Hunter is normally given 48 hours of notice for a flight

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Problem 82 Hard Difficulty. In 1993 the radius of Hurricane Emily was about 350 km. The wind speed near the center (eye) of the hurricane, whose radius was about 30 km, reached about 200 km/h. As air swirled in from the rim of the hurricane toward the eye, its angular momentum remained roughly constant Only tropical cyclones, which have warm air at their center, become the powerful storms that are called hurricanes. Hurricane Formation and Decay Hurricanes form over tropical waters (between 8 and 20 degrees latitude) in areas of high humidity, light winds, and warm sea surface temperatures [typically 26.5 degrees Celsius (80 Fahrenheit) or. A hurricane is not a point; impacts often occur well outside of the core. The cone indicates the forecast up to five days out from the last recorded position of the storm

Say, for example, that we wanted to downsize a Category 5 hurricane like Katrina (with winds around 175 mph; 280 km/h) to a Category 2 storm (with winds around 100 mph). We would need to add more than half a billion tons of air to a hurricane with an eye 25 miles in diameter (40 km), the NOAA article says. A nuke couldn't do that Hurricane Andrew was one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history, tearing into South Florida in August, 1992, with sustained winds of 165 mph, and wind gusts as high as 177 mph. The hurricane destroyed over 25,000 homes and damaged over 100,000 others - primarily through wind-caused damage. Winds were strong enough to shoot this. The eye is usually circular when viewed from above, and about 20 to 40 miles is diameter. It is roughly cylinder shape in cross section, extending through the center of the storm like a chimney. Air from above the storm sinks down in the center of the eye. Surrounding the eye is the eyewall, which is the most violent part of a hurricane Hurricane-force winds can extend outward to about 25 miles in a small hurricane and to more than 150 miles for a large one. Tropical storm-force winds can stretch out as far as 300 miles from center of a large hurricane. Frequently, the right side of a hurricane is the most dangerous in terms of storm surge, winds, and tornadoes Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, was a large hurricane with tropical storm force winds extending outward from the eye about 320 km. The smallest, Cyclone Tracy, had gale force winds that only extended 50 km in radius when it struck Darwin, Australia, in 1974

Each hurricane lasts for over a week, moving 10-20 miles per hour over the open ocean. With warm air at its center, a hurricane is different from extratropical cyclones, which are the most common type of storm in the United States. The center of the storm is the calmest part These days, Hurricane Hunters include members of the military flying with the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron as well as a civilian team with the National Hurricane Center Hurricane. When the wind speeds reach 74 mph, the storm is officially a hurricane. The storm is at least 50,000 feet high and around 125 miles across. The eye is around 5 to 30 miles wide. The trade winds (which blow from east to west) push the hurricane toward the west—toward the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, or the southeastern coast of.

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Hurricane Structure. Hurricane winds blow in a counterclockwise spiral around the calm, roughly circular center called the eye. In the eye, which is roughly 20 to 30 miles wide, it is relatively calm and there is little or no rain. The eye is the warmest part of the storm. Surrounding the eye is the eyewall, a wall of thunderclouds Strong wind shear can stop the formation of hurricane eye walls. A rapid cooling of air temperature with height allows for condensation to occur and quick development of more cloud formation in the storm wall. ↓ If all these factors are present, the storm intensifies. Air continues to rise in the low pressure area of the storm

The system, which lacked a well-defined center Monday afternoon, is expected to become a tropical depression by nightfall. It could come near South Florida by the end of the week, forecasters said Global winds drive the ocean's surface currents as well as the direction of hurricane propagation. The persistent easterly trade winds in the tropics (~0 to 30°N and ~0 to 30°S) and the Westerlies in the mid-latitudes are the Earth's major wind fields that impact hurricane movement. Image provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center

In the center of this circulation, there is mass convergence (all the air is moving in toward the center of the circulation much like when you make a whirl-pool in a pool, all the leaves and stuff floating around moves toward the center). When all that air hits the center, we have rising motion because it has nowhere else to go. 4 The air then rises and cools, forming clouds and thunderstorms. Up in the clouds, water condenses and forms droplets, releasing even more heat to power the storm. When wind speeds within such a storm reach 74 mph, it's classified as a hurricane Hurricane File photo of hurricane (Pixabay). August 20, 2020 at 12:23 pm EDT. There are a ton of weather terms that might be easy to confuse including hurricanes, tropical depressions, and. Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, which became the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and tied for strongest landfall in the Atlantic basin. It is also regarded as the worst natural disaster in The Bahamas' recorded history. It was also one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic Ocean in.

Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 storm that hit South Florida on August 24 th 1992 with wind speeds of 165 miles per hour [1]. The storm caused damage to south Louisiana and the Bahamas, but the brunt of its impact fell on South Florida, where: About 250,000 people were left homeless in Dade County alone. There were 26 deaths [2] Figure 11.14 shows the three-dimensional air flow in a computer model of a hurricane, demonstrating how parcels of air near the surface spiral inward toward the eye of the storm, stop short of the center, and rise, eventually flowing outward from the eye at the top of the hurricane (also see the cross section in Figure 11.8). These rising. Within the eye wall, the wind speed reaches its maximum but within the eye, the winds become very light ­ sometimes even calm. The surface pressure continues to drop through the eye wall and into the center of the eye, where the lowest pressure is found. Upon exiting the eye, the wind speed and pressure both increase rapidly In 1993 the radius of hurricane emily was about 350 km. the wind speed near the center (eye) of the hurricane, whose radius was about 30 km, reached about 200 km/h. as air swirled in from the rim of the hurricane toward the eye, its angular momentum remained roughly constant. estimate a. the wind speed at the rim of the hurricane

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Hurricane vs. Tornado. Hurricanes and Tornadoes are extremely strong horizontal winds. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone with sustained winds. These winds are accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning and exceed 74 mph. A tornado is a whirling column of air ranging in width from a few yards to more than a mile A hurricane or tropical storm passes directly over a location when its center, or eye, travels across it. Conditions reach their worst when the eyewall, the eye's boundary, passes over. All of a sudden, the wind and rain stop. Blue sky can be seen overhead, but the air remains warm and humid Image to left: At the center of a hurricane is a relatively cloud-free eye. Surrounding the eye, there is often a ring of clouds called the eyewall, which occurs directly over the strongest and most destructive surface winds of the hurricane. Scientists are still trying to determine why hot towers sometimes rise up from the eyewall, as shown.

This passage is for questions number 1-5 The center part of a hurricane is called the eye of the storm. In the eye of a hurricane, winds are calm and no rain falls. There can even be blue sky and sunshine in the eye of the storm. This dry and calm spot is caused as the air spins around the center of the hurricane. The spinning air rises and. As air sinks and warms, relative humidity decreases as evaporation rates increase, which causes clouds to dissipate over the center of a healthy tropical cyclone. Indeed, sinking air over the center results in the formation of a tropical cyclone's eye. For the record, the eye is a roughly circular, fair-weather zone at the center of a hurricane Sinking air in the very center of a hurricane produces the clear skies of the eye, a hurricane's most distinctive feature. The eye is typically a few 10s of miles across, though it may only be a few miles across in the strongest hurricanes. Generally speaking the smaller the eye, the stronger the storm See the answer. 5. Going from the outer edge to the very center of a hurricane: A. surface winds decrease until reaching the eye wall, then increase. B. surface air pressure continually decreases. C. surface air pressure decreases until reaching the eye wall, then increases Identify: The center of rotation of a hurricane is called the eye. The eye of a hurricane is a core of warm, relatively calm air with low pressure and light winds. Label the eye on the hurricane at right. (The dot in the center

The eye of a Category 5 hurricane is one of the most horrific — and serene — places on Earth. It seemingly shouldn't exist — a tranquil oasis at the center of a ground-scouring vortex of fury In the center of a powerful hurricane (called the eye), air may sink rather than rise, which suppresses cloud formation, leading to calm skies and wind. The eye of a hurricane can be up to 240 miles in diameter, but is normally between 20 and 40 miles in diameter Watch Amy Sweezey's explanation. The movements of the storm -- and the winds that rotate around the center -- play a big part in determining which section of a hurricane has the strongest winds.

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In 1993 the radius of Hurricane Emily was about 350 km. The wind speed near the center (eye) of the hurricane, whose radius was about 30 km, reached about 200 km/h. As air swirled in from the rim of the hurricane toward the eye, its angular momentum remained roughly constant. Estimate the wind speed at the rim of the hurricane. r1 = 30k Air currents in the two hemispheres. The Coriolis Effect Affects the Direction of Air Currents. As Earth travels from West to East, air moving from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere gets pushed to the right, causing hurricanes originating in the Northern hemisphere to spin in the counter-clockwise direction This air begins to descend (subsidence) in the center of the eye, stifling any convection and causing clearing at the mid and lower levels - creating the famous stadium effect. The convection/rising motion in the storm is caused by air converging as it approaches the center of the hurricane. Essentially, when there is a bunch of air rushing.

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In 1993 the radius of Hurricane Emily was about 350 km. The wind speed near the center (eye) of the hurricane, whose radius was about 30 km, reached about 200 km/h. As air swirled in from the rim of the hurricane toward the eye, its angular momentum remained roughly constant. Estimate the wind speed at the rim of the hurricane Hurricanes spin around a low-pressure center known as the eye. Sinking air makes this 32- to 64-kilometer (20- to 40-mile)-wide area notoriously calm. But the eye is surrounded by a circular eye wall that contains the storm's strongest winds and rain. Hurricane Dangers Hurricanes bring destruction ashore in many different ways During a hurricane, the air pressure decreases. This is the most important characteristic of a hurricane. Now do you think you know when Bertha passed? On July 11, near hour 14. It is at this time that the air pressure was at a minimum. Also, the wind speeds increase when a hurricane approaches

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The main parts of a tropical cyclone are the rainbands, the eye, and the eyewall. Air spirals in toward the center in a counter-clockwise pattern in the northern hemisphere (clockwise in the southern hemisphere), and out the top in the opposite direction. In the very center of the storm, air sinks, forming an eye that is mostly cloud-free Downtown New Orleans was swallowed by the eye of Hurricane Zeta shortly after 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the winds becoming calm after a furious half-hour to 45 minutes of damaging eyewall gusts The EYE is located directly in the center of the hurricane. The average diameter of the eye is 20-40 miles across. Larger storms, such as typhoons in the Pacific, may have eyes as wide as 50 miles. The entire storm rotates around the eye. Inside the eye the wind is calm, the skies are clear, and the air pressure is very low The formation of a hurricane is complicated, but basically, it depends on 3 factors: First, you need warm water, at least 80 degrees. The second ingredient is moist air. And finally, there needs to be converging winds for a hurricane to form

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A hurricane is a swirling, low-pressure system that develops over the tropics with sustained winds that have reached at least 74 miles per hour. Warm, moist air near the ocean's surface rises upward, cools, and condenses, forming clouds That warm air rises up, leaving an area with low pressure below it. Cooler air rushes in to the space and begins to warm. As the warm air rises, it cools and forms clouds — which produce wind and rain. The clouds grow as more warm air comes up, and the system begins to spin. The spinning creates a calm eye in the middle of the storm As an air parcel rises, it cools and expands until it becomes saturated with water vapor. At this point, the water vapor in the air parcel condenses to form cloud droplets. Condensation releases the heat energy (latent heat) stored in the water vapor, increasing the buoyancy of the air.The air parcel will continue to rise until it cools to the point that it is colder than the surrounding.

SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce. Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane on Oct. 28, according to the National Hurricane Center. Sandy has drawn energy from a cold front to become a huge storm covering a large area of the eastern United States. NASA satellite imagery provided a look at Sandy's 2,000-mile extent It depends on the individual's rank and years of experience, and whether or not he or she is a full-time Hurricane Hunter (an Air Reserve Technician, or ART) or a regular reservist. ART salaries are anywhere from $30,000 to $70,000 per year, whereas a reservist will make between $8,000 and $15,000 in a typical year. 5 By the time a pocket of air approaches the center, it's now howling at destructive speeds. This air loses heat to the storm. That energy flows to the cloud-free eye of the storm, then exits up and out the top. Inside the eye, the winds disappear. A bit of the air curls back down towards the ground and erodes any moisture, eating away at. The Air Force Dress and Appearance Program website is a one-stop shop for all questions on wear of the uniform, insignias, awards and decorations. It also provides the latest news updates and policy changes. For local installation guidance, consult your chain of command for clarification and further guidance on standards and policies In 1993 the radius of Hurricane Emily was about 350 km/h. The wind speed near the center (eye) of the hurricane, whose radius was about 30 km, reached about 200 km/h. As air swirled in from the rim of the hurricane toward the eye, its angular momentum remained roughly constant. A) Estimate the wind speed at the rim of the hurricane Official website for Alaska Airlines the premier airline of the West Coast - Find the best flights deals, book flights, vacation packages, check-in, get flight status and more