Hurricane

Science / Weather / Hurricane: 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.

Other Words for Hurricane

Hurricane Verb Synonyms: cyclone, tornado, typhoon, whirlwind, twister, wind-storm, storm, gale, blow
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Hurricane Watch

Science / Weather / Hurricane Watch: A formal advisory issued by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center when they have determined that hurricane conditions are a potential threat to a coastal area or group of islands within a 24 to MORE

Hurricane Warning

Science / Weather / Hurricane Warning: A formal advisory issued by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center when they have determined that hurricane conditions are expected in a coastal area or group of islands within a 24 hour period. MORE

Hurricane Clip

Business / Construction / Hurricane Clip: Metal straps that are nailed and secure the roof rafters and trusses to the top horizontal wall plate. Sometimes called a Teco clip. MORE

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