Historical Next Generation (NEXRAD) Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Dop-pler (WSR-88D) Level II data were obtained from the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) for 34 tropical cyclones (TC) that made landfall in the USA between 1995 and 2012. A modified Velocity Azimuth Display (VAD) technique was employed to generate horizontal wind speed and direction profiles. Profiles were binned with increasing height and normalized by the mean boundary layer (MBL) wind speed to assess mean structure and variance within the annulus. Over 20,000 wind profiles were analyzed in a storm-relative framework and composited to examine storm-relative dependencies. Preliminary results suggest that the presence of TC jet-like profiles are likely to occur near the radius of maximum wind. Maximum near-surface wind measurements were compared with the TC jet acquired using the VAD profile and initial findings indicate that the TC jet can be adjusted to compare well with the near-surface wind speed time histories.