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HURRICANE VS. CYCLONE VS. TYPHOON
What’s the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?
Although the word cyclone is often used to refer to a big storm, it is, technically speaking, a large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion. Because these generally produce clouds and precipitation, cyclones are often simply referred to as storms. When such storms form around the tropics, they are called tropical cyclones. Tropical cyclones are classified based on their strength. They may start as tropical depressions and progress to tropical storms. The most severe tropical cyclones—those with winds of 74 mph (119 k/mh) or more—are called hurricanes or typhoons. Which term is used depends on where the storm occurs.
Generally, storms that form over the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico are called hurricanes, while those that form over the Pacific Ocean are called typhoons. (The word hurricane is sometimes used for storms that form over the eastern or central North Pacific Ocean.)
Cyclones rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
hurricane vs. tornado
Hurricanes are essentially massive, spinning formations of multiple thunderstorms, while tornadoes are rotating funnel clouds formed from a single storm—and only over land. Tornadoes can form from the thunderstorms that make up a hurricane, but they more commonly form from single thunderstorms. Tornadoes are much, much smaller in scale than hurricanes.
cyclone vs. tornado
In casual use, the word cyclone is sometimes used to refer to a tornado (but it is not used this way in scientific contexts).
Here’s an example of hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon used correctly in a sentence.
Example: There have been many devastating cyclones this season, including a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and multiple typhoons in the Pacific.
Want to learn more? Read the full breakdown of the difference between hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons.
Quiz yourself on hurricane vs. cyclone vs. typhoon!
Should hurricane, cyclone, or typhoon be used in the following sentence?
Meteorologists are tracking a _____ that has formed in the Atlantic Ocean with winds exceeding 100 mph.
How to use hurricane in a sentence
Sociologists estimate that people remember the worst effects of a hurricane for just seven years, and that 85 percent of US coastal residents haven’t actually experienced a direct hit from a major hurricane before.Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century|Sara Chodosh|August 28, 2020|Popular-Science
These storms have winds rivaling the strength of a hurricane or tornado, but push forward in one direction instead of rotating.What’s behind August 2020’s extreme weather? Climate change and bad luck|Carolyn Gramling|August 27, 2020|Science News
“It seems that hurricanes are immensely important,” Donihue says.Analyze This: Hurricanes may help lizards evolve better grips|Carolyn Wilke|August 26, 2020|Science News For Students
A hurricane around the center of a galaxy called J0230 has winds that howl at one-fifth of the speed of light.
For instance, more water now gets dumped on cities during hurricanes.
“We dealt with so many problems when we were shooting in New York, like trying to shoot during Hurricane Sandy,” says Esco.‘Free The Nipple’: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Go Topless|Lizzie Crocker|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The absent turkey had been blown clean away in the hurricane force winds, I concluded.
Leaving the moribund Eddie, Frank crosses paths with a black deliveryman, and they talk about hurricane survivors.
Ann is only one of many “hurricane conspirators” who believe the storm has changed everything.
Inhofe said the two disasters were different because the hurricane drew so many moochers.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday|Jonathan Alter|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe it didn't feel good to be on the hurricane deck of a good horse once more!Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In a few days a new home was ready and the terrible hurricane forgotten by the carefree, happy little boy.
You also remember that last summer a hurricane destroyed the boy's home, and a new one had to be built.
They are, however, much less energetic, and often of greater size than the hurricane whirl.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Many a wild hurricane has spent its force on this tree of life, but has only caused it to strike its roots deeper.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
British Dictionary definitions for hurricane
- a wind of force 12 or above on the Beaufort scale
- (as modifier)a wind of hurricane force