Hurricane Matthew: long reach from Bahamas to Lake Worth

Want some idea of the massive size of Hurricane Matthew?

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration station at Settlement Point on Grand Bahama recently reported a sustained wind of 58 miles per hour and a wind gust of 74 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, a National Ocean Service station at Lake Worth Pier – roughly 90 miles away – recently reported a sustained wind of 41 miles per hour and a gust of 48 miles per hour.

Wind brought by Hurricane Matthew blow palm trees on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.  The head of the Bahamas National Emergency Management Authority, Capt. Stephen Russell, said there were many downed trees and power lines, but no reports of casualties. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Hurricane Matthew winds blow palm trees on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday. The head of the Bahamas National Emergency Management Authority, Capt. Stephen Russell, said there were many downed trees and power lines, but no reports of casualties. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Here’s a graphic on Hurricane Matthew’s wind speed.

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