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Visual comparison of Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Andrew`. The two storms are at similar positions and nearly identical intensities (933 mbar), but Hurricane Floyd is remarkably larger.

In 1999 at the time of Floyd, it was believed that the wind speeds of the hurricanes were nearly identical as well, at 120 knots (140 mph, 220 km/h). In 2002, however, hurricane re-analysis concluded that Andrew had stronger winds than had previously been thought, and in the picture the storm winds are actually close to 145 knots (165 mph, 270 km/h).



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