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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2001–2020, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2001-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2001–2020, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2001-2021

Research article 02 Jul 2021

Research article | 02 Jul 2021

Intense windstorms in the northeastern United States

Frederick W. Letson et al.

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Windstorms during the last 40 years in the US Northeast are identified and characterized using the spatial extent of extreme wind speeds at 100 m height from the ERA5 reanalysis. During all of the top 10 windstorms, wind speeds exceeding the local 99.9th percentile cover at least one-third of the land area in this high-population-density region. These 10 storms followed frequently observed cyclone tracks but have intensities 5–10 times the mean values for cyclones affecting this region.
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