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Hazardous Weather Fatality Statistics for 2017

2017 was another deadly year across the U.S. from weather related hazards with 477 people losing their lives from flooding, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat, winter weather, wind, and rips currents. Although this is slightly better than the 10-year 505 average it is more … Read More…

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Criteria for High Wind Warning

A High Wind Warning is sustained surface winds exceeding 40 mph (≥35 kts) for at least 1 hour; or any gusts exceeding 58 mph (≥50 kts) , predicted or occurring for an unspecified period of time. More Weather Glossary Terms: High Wind Advisory … Read More…

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Criteria for High Wind Advisory

A High Wind Advisory is sustained surface winds 31-39 mph (27-34 kts) for at least 1 hour; or any gusts to 46-57 mph (40-49 kts), predicted or occurring for an unspecified period of time. More Weather Glossary Terms: High Wind Advisory High Wind Warning … Read More…

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