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    High winds whipped the Sierra on Sunday as an atmospheric river bringing rain and snow moved through Northern California.
    The most impressive gusts blew at 173 mph on a Squaw Valley summit and 175 mph atop a peak in Alpine Meadows.
    These bursts were far stronger than the 110 mph winds that were forecast to be the record-breakers for the day.
    What's more, they would have been tornado had they been cyclonic and sustained.
    Moe>http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/1...k-10844846.php
    Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    High winds whipped the Sierra on Sunday as an atmospheric river bringing rain and snow moved through Northern California.
    The most impressive gusts blew at 173 mph on a Squaw Valley summit and 175 mph atop a peak in Alpine Meadows.
    These bursts were far stronger than the 110 mph winds that were forecast to be the record-breakers for the day.
    What's more, they would have been tornado had they been cyclonic and sustained.
    Moe>http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/1...k-10844846.php
    Whooooooooa! Ridiculous to think that wind speeds that high can get to Cat-3 hurricane levels.
    'murica! Don't mess with the nation that needs medication!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBarchetta View Post
    Whooooooooa! Ridiculous to think that wind speeds that high can get to Cat-3 hurricane levels.
    I had no idea!
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