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How fast is 150 kilometers per hour?

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It's about as fast as a Fastball (baseball).
(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)
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as fast as a Curveball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.83 times 150 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as fast as a Hurricane.
In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 1.26 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.794 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth).
In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 0.79 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.3 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 190 kph. 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 three-fourths as fast as a Tornado.
In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 0.7547019 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 1.325026 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 177.02784 kph and 220.480128 kph. 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-one-third times as fast as a Cheetah.
In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 1.358 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.7364 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.71 times 150 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)