An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain old-fashioned sea-captains. It is also used in the construction of the upper decks of steamboats, but generally speaking, the hurricane's usefulness has outlasted it.
A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
A hurricane is a severe storm. To be called a hurricane, a storm must have wind speeds of at least 75 miles (120 km) an hour. People who live around the Pacific Ocean call hurricanes "typhoons." People who live on the Indian Ocean call them "cyclones." Hurricane winds whirl around in a huge circle and can reach speeds of over 200 miles (320 km) per hour. The largest hurricanes have measured 1,000 miles (1,600 km) across. Hurricanes form over oceans near the equator, where the air is very moist. The center of a hurricane is a narrow column of air that spins very slowly. This is the "eye" of the hurricane.
A name given to the tropical cyclone of the West Indian region. Also applied to force 12 in the Beaufort scale, whatever its cause.
An atmospheric vortex storm of tropical origin that is intermediate in size between a tornado and a mid-latitude cyclone. A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane when its sustained winds reach or exceed 74 mph.
An organized cyclone in the tropics with maximum sustained winds greater than 74 mph. Also called a Typhoon in the Eastern Pacific.
1. A severe tropical cyclone originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea, and usually involving heavy rains. 2. A wind with a speed greater than 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. See cyclone and typhoon.
Tropical cyclone, formed in the atmosphere over warm ocean areas, in which wind speeds reach 74 miles per hour or more and blow in a large spiral around a relatively calm center or "eye." Hurricane circulation is counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
A severe tropical cyclone with wind speeds in excess of 64 knots. The name "hurricane" is normally applied to such storms in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Similar storms are called typhoons in other parts of the world.
A dangerous tropical cyclone with winds speeds of 74 mph, or higher. Also known as a typhoon in the western Pacific Ocean.
(abbrev. HURCN) A tropical cyclone with surface winds in excess of 32 m/s (64 knots or 74 mph) in the Western Hemisphere. There are various regional names for these storms.
A tropical storm with wind velocity in excess of 75 miles per hour.
A tropical cyclone usually covering a large area and accompanied by heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
(also known as Typhoon, Tropical Cyclones, Willy-Willies) Tropical storms with wind speeds of 64 knots (117 km/h) up to 240 knots (414 km/h) that can be thousands of square kilometers in size. Such systems usually have a lifespan of several days. In the North Atlantic, the hurricane season is from May to November, but the majority of storms occur in August, September and October. A hurricane warnng is issued if winds are expected to exceed 64 knots (117 km/h).
Severe tropical storms that bring very strong winds and heavy rain. Hurricanes can whip up waves to dangerous heights too.
A violent tropical cyclone with winds moving at 73 or more miles per hour, often accompanied by torrential rains.
(1) A wind of "Force 12" (e.g. maximum) on the Beaufort Scale of wind force. Rarely experienced except in tropical revolving storms or tornadoes. Velocity of 75+ m.p.h. (2) The name given in the West Indies to tropical revolving storms. (3) the famous Hawker single-seat fighter in use in many theatres of the Second World War.
A tropical cyclone with wind speeds of over 119km (74 miles) per hour, and a life span of about 1-30 days. 'Hurricane' is usually only used to describe storms over the North Atlantic Ocean. Over the Pacific Ocean it is called a 'typhoon', and around Australia a 'willy willy'.
tropical storm with wind speeds of greater than 74 miles per hour. Heavy rains and storm surges above normal tide levels are produced. Hurricanes evolve from tropical depressions and tropical storms. While this type of storm is not unique to the Atlantic Ocean, the term "hurricane" is applied to such storms in that region. For other regionally specific terms see typhoon and cyclone.
a tropical cyclone that occurs in the northern hemisphere with sustained winds of at least 74 mph (64 kt) or greater
A cyclonic storm, usually of tropic origin, covering an extensive area, and containing winds in excess of 75 miles per hour.
Beaufort force 12. Sustained wind speed greater than 63 knots. The air is filled with foam and spray; sea completely white with driving spray; visibility very seriously affected. Back to the top
A tropical cyclone with winds over 74 mph.
a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
a big storm with lots of wind and heavy rain
a Caribbean Indian word for "evil spirit and big wind"
a category of tropical cyclone characterized by thunderstorms and defined surface wind circulation
a category of tropical cyclone, the general term for all circulating weather systems (counterclockwise is the Northern Hemisphere) over tropical waters
a cyclone in the Atlantic Basin and North Pacific east of the dateline
a cyclone that occurs in the North Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific
a cyclonic storm system which forms over the oceans
a dangerous storm
a fierce rotating storm with an intense centre of low pressure
a generic name given to a wind system that forms in a spiral shape
a huge tropical storm that packs heavy rain and strong winds which rotate around a center of low pressure
a large-scale, low-pressure weather system
a low-pressure area which goes through a period of building up force over equatorial ocean areas
a low pressure, large scale weather system which derives its energy from the latent heat of condensation of water vapor over warm tropical seas
a machine that pulls heat out of the ocean
a major tropical storm gone bonkers with a lot of rain
a name for a strong tropical cyclone
an efficient mechanism for extracting energy from the ocean surface layer and distributing it through the troposphere
an immense circulating storm, an intense case of a class of weather systems called tropical cyclones
an intense rotating storm system that forms over tropical waters
an intense storm that can be deadly and destructive
an ocean based storm
a powerful cyclone (low-pressure area containing rising warm air) that forms over tropical oceans
a powerful, rotating storm that forms over warm oceans near the Equator and the rest are in other areas
a powerful, spiraling storm that begins over a
a powerful storm that measures several hundred miles in diameter
a powerful, swirling storm that begins over a warm sea
a revolving storm
a self-organising system powered by the steady stream of energy coming in from the sun, which drives the winds and draws rainwater from the oceans
a severe tropical cyclone that originates in the Atlantic Ocean and travels north
a severe tropical storm consisting of high winds and storm surges that form in the warm, humid ocean climates of the southern Atlantic, the eastern Pacific, the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico
a severe tropical storm, that forms in
a storm in which a vast system of clouds, heavy rains, and winds circle around a calm center
a strong storm with high winds and rain
a strong wind that dumps enormous amounts of water on you, could wash you away in a flood, puts out your power and makes you hot and sweaty
a three-dimensional, dynamic weather system with continually changing direction and wind speeds
a tropical drink made with two kinds of rum, orange juice, and lime juice
a tropical weather system with heavy rain, thunder, lightning and very strong winds
a type of cyclone, a low-pressure system that generally forms in the tropics, and is accompanied by thunderstorms
a type of Ocean are called "cyclones"
a type of storm
a type of tropical
a typhoon, just on the other side of the world
a unique storm that those of us in Floida know only too well
a very big storm with winds that whip around in a great circle
a very powerful, sometimes violent storm with strong winds and heavy rains
a very powerful swirling storm
a violent, long-lived cyclonic storm that originates in tropical latitudes, usually in late summer and early fall
a violent ocean storm near the equator in the eastern Pacific or Atlantic oceans in late summer or early autumn
Any tropical cyclone that reaches, and sustains, wind speeds of over 118 km/h (73 mph). Hurricanes are given a category from 1 to 5, depending on how strong the winds are moving â€“ category 5 being the strongest. They are also given a name, by which we then refer to them. In the Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific regions, for example, they are named alternatively after men and womenâ€(tm)s names.
A circular low pressure system of tropical origin with wind speeds of 74mph or greater.
Large-scale closed circulation system in the atmosphere above the western Atlantic with low barometric pressure and strong winds that rotate clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. Maximum wind speed of 64 knots or more [See « cyclone » for the Indian Ocean and South Pacific and eastern Pacific and « typhoon » for the western Pacific]. (in EM-DAT, « hurricane » is a disaster subset of disaster type « wind storm »).
a storm made up of a series of tightly coiled bands of thunderstorm clouds, with a well-defined pattern of rotating winds and maximum sustained winds greater than 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour.
A large powerful storm with heavy winds and heavy rain.
A violent, spiralling storm that forms over the Atlantic Ocean, with winds over 120 kph
A very intense area of low pressure which forms in the tropics and has a sustained wind speed of at least 74 miles per hour (64 knots).
intense, low pressure weather system with sustained surface wind speeds that exceed 118 km/hr (74 mph).
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr).
a severe tropical storm in which winds with speeds in excess of 116 km/h (73 mph) blow around an area of intensely low pressure; towering clouds bring torrential rain. See the exodus as people evacuate North Carolina before Hurricane Bonnie arrives.
A severe tropical cyclone originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains and has surface wind speeds greater than 74 miles (or 119 kilometers) per hour. [more
Severe tropical cyclone with wind speeds of greater than 64 knots.
A tropical storm with sustained winds of 75 or more miles an hour that is usually accompanied by rain and abnormally high tides.
A powerful tropical cyclone. Called a typhoon in the western Pacific. See Cyclone.
A dangerous tropical cyclone with winds speeds of 64 knots (74 mph), or higher. (typhoon in western Pacific)
A severe tropical cyclone with wind speeds in excess of 74 miles (119 kilometers) an hour
A violent storm that is capable of destroying real estate improvements.
a wind of 64 knots or more; a tropical cyclone with extremely high winds.
A tropical cyclonic storm having minimum winds of 74 miles per hour; also known as typhoon (western Pacific) and cyclone (Indian Ocean).
the most severe type of tropical cyclone, with winds that spin around a low-pressure system
A severe tropical storm (i.e., winds 64 knots) in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific. The word is believed to originate from the Caribbean Indian storm god "Huracan". See also Typhoon and Cyclone.
a violent tropical storm with very strong winds and heavy rain. This term is used in the Atlantic and Caribbean areas. See also cyclone and typhoon
The largest storm system on the planet, it's the most powerful tropical system with winds of 74 mph or more. Saffir-Simpson Damage Scale Wind Speeds Storm Surge Category 1 74-95 mph 4-5 Feet Category 2 96-110 mph 6-8 Feet Category 3 111-130 mph 9-12 Feet Category 4: 131-155 mph 13-18 Feet Category 5 156+ mph More than 18 Feet
A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph or more occurring in the Atlantic or Eastern Pacific Oceans. The strongest hurricane, a Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale can produce sustained winds of 155 mph or greater and can cause catastrophic damage.
A tropical cyclone with minimum winds of 74 MPH(119 KPH).
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 miles per hour).
tropical cyclone with winds exceeding 66 knots, generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning
is a severe tropical storm whose winds exceed 74 miles per hour. Hurricanes originate over the tropical and subtropical North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, because high sea surface temperatures are essential to their formation.
A violent cyclonic windstorm covering a large area. It usually originates at sea, with winds circulating at tremendous velocity around a center, which in itself moves fairly slowly. It differs from a tornado, which may be more violent, in that the area of involvement is always extremely large. A typhoon is the Pacific and Indian Ocean version of a hurricane.
a tropical storm with wind speeds of over 117 kph. The hurricane's eye is the relatively calm centre. Hurricanes develop east of the international date line; typhoons develop west of the line. In the Indian Ocean, they're called cyclones.
A tropical cyclone in the western hemisphere that has sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or greater.
A tropical cyclone with winds greater than 73 mph. This name is used in the Atlantic and East Pacific Basins.
a tropical cyclone that brings powerful winds and heavy rains and can cause great destruction
A severe tropical cyclone with wind speeds in excess of 74 mph (64 knots).
A tropical cyclone with winds of 74 mph or more. Normally applied to such storms in the Atlantic Basin and the Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line.
Hurricanes are cyclones of tropical origin with wind speeds of at least 118 kilometres per hour. A hurricane is a large, rotating storm, where the winds move around a relatively calm centre called the ‘eye'. These storms are known as ‘typhoons' in the western Pacific, ‘cyclones' in the Indian Ocean, and ‘baguios' in the Philippines. Each storm usually has a life span of several days.
A tropical cyclone with winds of 74 m.p.h. or more.
Cyclones of tropical origin with wind speeds of at least 118 kilometres per hour. A hurricane is a large, rotating storm, where the winds blow counterclockwise around a relatively calm centre called the 'eye.' Visit the Canadian Hurricane Centre for more information.
a powerful cyclonic storm that originates in the West Indian region of the Atlantic Ocean and that has heavy rains and winds exceeding seventy-three miles, or 119 kilometers, per hour. lightning natural electricity produced in thunderstorm clouds and appearing as a bright flash or streak of light in the sky. precipitation snow, rain, or the like, or the amount of such matter to fall on a given area in a given amount of time.
Tropical storms with wind speeds of 65 knots (120km/h) up to 240 knots (460 km/h) that can be thousands of square kilometers in size. Such systems usually have a lifespan of several days. In the North Atlantic, the hurricane season is from May to November, but the majority of storms occur in August, September and October. Although the east coast is the area of Canada most frequented by hurricanes, these storms still average less than one per year over the Atlantic Provinces and coastal waters. While there have been as many as five in one year, several years can pass with no tropical storms. A hurricane warnng is issued in the Marine Forecast if winds are expected to exceed 64 knots (115 km/h).
A severe tropical cyclone with winds equal to or exceeding 74 miles per hour; originating in the tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico; usually traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin; and producing very heavy rainfall.
Name given to a warm core tropical cyclone with maximum surface wind of 118 km/h (64 knots, 74 mph or greater hurricane force wind) in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean; maximum wind speed of 64 knots or more. Winds blow in a large spiral around a relatively calm center of extrememly low pressure known as the eye. Around the rim of the eye, winds may gust to more than 200 mph.
An intense tropical weather system with a well defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 64 knots or higher. In the western Pacific, hurricanes are called 'typhoons,' and similar storms in the Indian Ocean are called 'cyclones'
A wind of over 74 mph, especially a cyclonic wind in the Caribbean.
a violent, spiraling tropical storm with fierce rotating winds and a calm central eye; usually develops over warm tropical seas; these storms are known as hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, or west of the international dateline in the Pacific Ocean
an extremely violent, whirling storm that forms over the oceans in the tropics; a severe tropical storm with winds over 75 miles an hour; in the Atlantic, the storm is called a hurricane; in the Pacific, it is known as a typhoon
is a type of weather in which a large mass of air whirls at extremely high velocity around a low-pressure area originating in ocean areas
a tropical cyclone with sustained winds over seventy-four mph.
A violent cyclone with winds moving from 70 to 100 miles an hour, usually accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning: hurricanes generally form in the tropics
A circulating tropical storm system with maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher.
A storm with winds at a constant speed of 74 mph or more. These winds blow in a large spiral around a relatively calm center of extremely low pressure known as the eye. Around the rim of the eye, winds may gust to more than 200 mph. The storm dominates the ocean surface and lower atmosphere over tens of thousands of square miles.
A hurricane is a powerful, rotating storm that forms over warm oceans near the equator in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, or the eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes have strong, counterclockwise winds (at least 74 miles per hour or 119 kph), a huge amount of rain, low air pressure, thunder and lightning. hurricane classification Hurricanes are classified into five categories, based on wind speed (using the Saffir-Simpson scale). Category 1 -- Winds 74-95 mph Category 2 -- Winds 96-110 mph Category 3 -- Winds 111-130 mph Category 4 -- Winds 131-155 mph Category 5 -- Winds over 155 mph.
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An intense tropical cyclone with winds of 64 knots or more. This name is used in the West Indies. In the western Pacific it is called a Typhoon.
A tropical storm marked by extremely low barometric pressure and circular winds with a velocity of 120 miles an hour or more.
A tropical cyclone in the Northern Hemisphere with substained winds of at least 74 mph (64 knots) or greater in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. These winds blow in a large spiral around a relatively calm center of extremely low pressure known as the eye. Around the rim of the eye, winds may gust to more than 200 miles per hour. The entire storm, which can be up to 340 (550) in diameter, dominates the ocean surface and lower atmosphere over tens of thousands of square miles. Hurricanes draw their energy from the warm surface water of the tropics (usually above 27 Celsius) and latent heat of condensation, which explains why hurricanes dissipate rapidly once they move over cold water or large land masses.
the West Country in Great Britain supposedly had a freak hurricane with extensive damage to people and property; however, this storm was probably caused by a giant wreaking havoc on the orders of Death Eaters (HBP1)
(Many regional names.) A tropical cyclone with 1-min average surface (10 m) winds in excess of 32 m sâˆ’1 (64 knots) in the Western Hemisphere (North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern and central North Pacific east of the date line). The name is derived from "huracan," a Taino and Carib god, or "hunraken," the Mayan storm god. For a more complete discussion, see tropical cyclone.
An intense tropical weather system with a well-defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots or higher in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean (east of the International Date Line) or the South Pacific Ocean (east of 160° east longitude). In other parts of the world, they are known as typhoons, tropical cyclones and severe tropical cyclones.
A huge rotating storm, resembling a giant spiral in map view, in which sustained winds blow over 119 km per hour.
The name for a tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (65 knots) or greater in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. This same tropical cyclone is known as a typhoon in the western Pacific and a cyclone in the Indian Ocean. Related term: Dave's Dictionary