The Wind Analyses on this website are research products created by NOAA's Hurricane Research Division of AOML. For official National Weather Service products go to the NWS website.
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H*Wind analyses are based on actual wind measurements collected in the storm over a 4-6 hour period. The geographic domain, time window, weighting and smoothing are carefully chosen to result in a wind field product representative of the storm intensity at the time of the analysis. Since it is impossible for observations to completely cover an entire storm, there is a chance that a small portion of the storm containing the highest winds was not sampled. Read More
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