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What is it like to stand in the middle of a hurricane?


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Circa) – The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has begun.

This year, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts that there is a 75 percent chance the season will be near or above normal, with the potential of four major hurricanes.

Standing outside during a hurricane can be dangerous but have you ever wondered what it would feel like?

What it feels like to be in a Hurricane

At the University of Maryland College Park, you can experience first-hand hurricane-force winds with the help of the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.

Members of the media were invited to take a step into the wind tunnel and face category 3 winds that can reach up to 115 mph.

The state-of-the-art wind tunnel is primarily used for research and testing.

They conduct extensive development for wide range of vehicles and other systems like airplanes, cars and building structures.

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