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Florida鈥檚 non hurricane 馃寑

Anyone experience the Non hurricane that hit southeast Florida Wednesday and Thursday? A friend of mine said that it was pretty bad and she had little to no warning of a storm like that coming. She sent me this chart of recorded wind speeds that are absurd. Not sure how the meteorologist missed this one.
wildbill8336-40, M
Floridians, pfft... that's why they'd never survive a winter in the mountains...

a little wind and/or temperature below 60掳, and they think the world is ending... 馃槄
@wildbill83 a little wind? We're talking about wind that could not only tear your roof off but also flood your house at the same time AND throw your car down the street. We're also looking at floods that can go above 5 feet
Musicman61-69, M
@wildbill83 馃槼 You mean there is actually weather below 60??? 馃槼
wildbill8336-40, M
@Mistakesmakeus that's why truss hurricane ties & hurricane resistant doors/garage doors are required here, despite the fact that hurricanes rarely make it up here (the last time was Hugo in '89). 60+ mph winds are common in winter months if, like me, you're literally on top of mountains/ridgeline

as for cars, that's probably why you don't see many people with shitbox imports around here...
Musicman61-69, M
We got it. There were no warnings at all.
That's crazy. How could they have missed it?
@Musicman oh good. Was there much damage?
Musicman61-69, M
@BizSuitStacy None in our neighborhood thankfully.
@Musicman good
Confined56-60, MVIP
71 MPH is a Cat 1 hurricane.
@Confined 71 mph SUSTAINED winds, that means if it constantly pulls that number throughout the core and out. These are wind GUSTS meaning top speed for a short burst. This was not a hurricane due to its organization (no true core has formed) nor was this a tropical storm as it is too loose and small for it to go into the category
I heard a lot of flights were cancelled
Aritcles like this one would seem to indicate that meteorologists did [i]not[/i] miss it:


But maybe some [i]non[/i]-meteorologists missed the news?

Moreover, some the wind speeds from that pic (the 50s and 60s) show up quite often [i]during any given severe thunderstorm warning here in the southeast[/i]. Most of those speeds are only TS strength, which generally do not even knock out electricity.

I thought it was "The Media" who were supposedly always sensationalizing things, not average random people?
NinaTina26-30, F
No one can get the weather right, its always unpredictable

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