Weather Report: Foxborough Sustains 187 MPH Wind Gust

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by John Doe 57, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    At 75 to 80 MPH, glass windows can break. At speeds greater then 80 MPH, trees and power poles can be uprooted or snapped. Also, large vehicles can be blown off the road and roofs can be blown off houses. At about 125 MPH, the human body can be picked up off the ground. This can be classified as stronger than a Category 6 Hurricane, which can have winds sustained at 174 to 180 MPH. Typhoon Tip in 1979 had winds sustained at 190 MPH. I can only imagine what happened in Foxborough. This was a Super Typhoon with snow.

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    I think they meant to type 17 or 18 and accidently pressed both 7 and 8. Whoops!
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    the 187mph wind was the cheers when the bills kicked the winnig field goal
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    all thats needed was a pair a skates and a reinforced umbrella, that woulda been some mad buzz haha
  4. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    I live 7 miles from Foxboro and we had the snow and we had the rain but the wind was no big deal... 20mph tops maybe... it's a typo... rest assured.

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