Are supersonic winds possible?
While virtually anything is possible the highest winds measurable top out at somewhere around 480 kph. By contrast the speed of sound in dry air at sea level air pressure is 1,236 kph. Higher wind speeds are possible though 480 kph is rare even under Tornado conditions.
What is the fastest the wind has blown?
The fastest wind speed ever recorded comes from a hurricane gust. On April 10, 1996, Tropical Cyclone Olivia (a hurricane) passed by Barrow Island, Australia. It was the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane at the time, 254 mph (408 km/h).
What wind speed can a human withstand?
It wouldn’t be strong enough to peel your skin off. Humans can survive blasts of 500 mph wind, which is important because pilots sometimes need to eject from airplanes at those speeds.
What planet has the strongest wind?
The Windiest Neptune’s winds are the fastest in the solar system, reaching 1,600 miles per hour! Neptune has been known to have giant, spinning storms that could swallow the whole Earth.
Can air move supersonic?
Yes, wind can travel faster than the speed of sound. Wind is just the bulk movement of a mass of air through space and is in principle no different from a train speeding along or a comet zipping through space.
Is a Hypercane possible?
A hypercane is a hypothetical class of extreme tropical cyclone that could form if sea surface temperatures reached approximately 50 °C (122 °F), which is 15 °C (27 °F) warmer than the warmest ocean temperature ever recorded.
How much weight can 100 mph wind lift?
At 100 mph, that figure jumps from 20 to 28 pounds of pressure per square foot, and at 130 mph, 34 to 47 pounds per square foot of pressure are applied.
What is the only planet that would float in water?
Saturn could float in water because it is mostly made of gas. (Earth is made of rocks and stuff.) It is very windy on Saturn.
How fast is Hyper Sonic?
The term “hypersonic” describes any speed faster than five times that of sound, which is roughly 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) per hour at sea level, meaning these weapons can travel at least 3,800 miles per hour.