Vic, Dennis 45 min from shore as i write. God Speed to your friends and family. The winds of 140 on the east side are actulay 158 with gists to 176. Thats because on the right side of any hurricane or rotating sphere for that matter, you add the foward speed to the actual wind speed and that gives you te real wind . Dennis winds 140/ Dennis forward speed + 18 /Dennis net wind speed in northeast quadrent 158. (this from Weatherman TonySelimo in NJ .. firstname.lastname@example.org).