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How fast is 120 miles per hour?

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It's about as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 120 miles per hour. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
It's about as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 120 miles per hour is 0.9716599 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 1.02917 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 110 miles per hour and 137 miles per hour. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, 120 miles per hour is 1.3 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.77 times that amount.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 93 miles per hour. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about three-fourths as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, 120 miles per hour is 0.75 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 1.3 times that amount.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 160 miles per hour. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about two-thirds as fast as a Helicopter
In other words, 120 miles per hour is 0.68 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 1.47 times that amount.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 176 miles per hour. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, 120 miles per hour is 1.6 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.63 times that amount.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 75 miles per hour. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, 120 miles per hour is 1.62 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.617 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 73.90 miles per hour. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 193 miles per hour.