"On Sunday morning Anderson Cooper of CNN was asking about the strong winds that were being forecast and this brings up something that has really bothered me about the storm: there is really no reliable evidence
- of hurricane-force winds
- at any time the storm was approaching North Carolina or moving up the East Coast.
I took a look at all the observations over Virgina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. Not one National Weather Service or FAA observation location, not one buoy observations, none reach the requisite wind speed.
- Most were not even close.
- Amazingly, the answer is still no."...
8/28/11, "Only Two Locations Had 85 MPH Gusts," Real Science
- max speed of 53 MPH and peak gust of 70 MPH.
via Instapundit, via Tom Nelson