Sorry, I can't comment about the storm-worthiness of the SMD poles, but since you're looking for a replacement pole, would you consider one of the Gossamer Gear LT4 (adjustable) trekking poles? They're only 4.1 ounces each and you can sometimes find a single one for sale on Gear Swap.
I use an LT4 with my Gatewood and what's so nice about it is that it's adjustable. I base how I put up the Gatewood upon the weather...
Nice and not too windy? I'll raise the Gatewood up so that there's at least 6" the whole way around for maximum ventilation.
Windy and stormy? I'll pitch it touching the ground, at least in the direction from which the wind is currently blowing, and sometimes the whole way around.
Having an adjustable pole really makes different pitching options easier. I can tell you that the LT4 will be good and sturdy with winds up to 30 mph. I'm assuming you don't use trekking poles (or you wouldn't be looking for a pole) but having one strapped to the side of your pack could come in quite handy if you ever sprain an ankle.
Just a thought...