[hur-i-keyn-fawrs wind, -fohrs, huhr- or, esp. British, -kuh n-]
a wind, not necessarily a hurricane, having a speed of more than 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec): the strongest of the winds.
Who Picks Hurricane Names?
Nobody can guess how serious the next hurricane will be, but you might be able to find out what it will be named. An important thing to note is that weather events aren’t eligible for a name until they transform from a tropical depression into a tropical storm. When tropical storms reach a certain velocity, they become cyclones, which North Americans call hurricanes. Hurricane names Then, the name of …
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