Solution: At one point, Hurricane Katrina had maximum sustained winds of 175 mi/h (240 km/h) and a low pressure in the eye of 666.52 mmHg (0.877 atm). Using the given air speed, calculate the atmospheric pressure that would be predicted by Bernoulli’s equation. Assume the pressure of the air is normally 1 atm.

At one point, Hurricane Katrina had maximum sustained winds of 175 mi/h (240 km/h) and a low pressure in the eye of 666.52 mmHg (0.877 atm). Using the given air speed, calculate the atmospheric pressure that would be predicted by Bernoulli’s equation. Assume the pressure of the air is normally 1 atm.