Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week NEWTON Teachers Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Referencing NEWTON Frequently Asked Questions About Ask A Scientist About NEWTON Education At Argonne Wind Speed of Hurricane Above Ground

Name: Jerry
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: NJ
Country: USA
Date: Fall 2012

During Hurricane Sandy the wind speed on the ground was 100 Miles per hour. What was the wind speed at 200 feet above ground?

I do not know that there is a unique answer to your inquiry. Wind speed in a hurricane is very turbulent. Given the size of ?Sandy?, I doubt that there is a unique answer.

Vince Calder

Click here to return to the Weather Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (, or at Argonne's Educational Programs

Educational Programs
Building 223
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: November 2011
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory