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Hurricane

Meanings and phrases

hurricane

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

hurricane deck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a deck at the top of a passenger ship; hurricane roof; promenade deck; awning deck

hurricane lamp

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds; candlestick with a glass chimney; hurricane lantern; tornado lantern; storm lantern; storm lamp

hurricane lantern

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an oil lamp with a glass chimney and perforated metal lid to protect the flame from high winds; candlestick with a glass chimney; hurricane lamp; tornado lantern; storm lantern; storm lamp

hurricane roof

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a deck at the top of a passenger ship; hurricane deck; promenade deck; awning deck

hurricane season

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 15, 1949.
  • The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 15, 1948.
  • The road is also a major evacuation route during hurricane season.

major hurricane

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On average, a major hurricane strikes about once every 26 years.
  • It became a major hurricane on August 26 and then passed just north of Nassau.
  • The last major hurricane that struck the country was Hurricane Georges in 1998.

hurricane status

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It peaked in intensity on October 2 just below hurricane status.
  • How was the only named storm in the season not to attain hurricane status.
  • Passing north of the islands, the storm attained hurricane status on August 27.

hurricane watch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A hurricane watch was issued for locations in Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Simultaneously, a hurricane watch was put into effect from Stones Cove to Charlottetown.
  • On August 28, forecasters issued a hurricane watch for southern Florida through the Florida Keys.

hurricane intensity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It attained hurricane intensity on September 3 and then slowly accelerated toward the upper Gulf Coast.
  • Able maintained hurricane intensity for two more days before weakening to a tropical storm early on May 24.
  • The depression intensified into a tropical storm on August 17, and the next day it acquired hurricane intensity.

hurricane warning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A hurricane warning was issued from Fort Walton, Florida to Port St. Joe, Florida.
  • A few hours later, a hurricane warning was issued for area west of Morgan City, Louisiana to Freeport, Texas.
  • As a result, TCWC Nadi issued a hurricane warning for Niuatoputapu and gale warnings for the rest of the Tonga.

hurricane strength

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On average around 9 tropical storms form each year, with 5 reaching hurricane strength.
  • The wind can cause heavy storms with winds of hurricane strength and top speeds of up to .
  • On October 16, King reached hurricane strength while the passing between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

hurricane wind

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Two of these strengthened into major hurricanes, which are Category 3 or higher on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • At 1200 UTC on September 28, Nadine re-strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • This evidence was the basis of Bonnie's upgrade to a Category 1 on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale at 1800 UTC on June 25.

hurricane wind scale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Two of these strengthened into major hurricanes, which are Category 3 or higher on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • At 1200 UTC on September 28, Nadine re-strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • This evidence was the basis of Bonnie's upgrade to a Category 1 on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale at 1800 UTC on June 25.

minimal hurricane

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The tropical system weakened to a minimal hurricane, and it accelerated to the northeast on August 31.
  • A minimal hurricane struck southern Louisiana on September 4, causing tides of and winds of in New Orleans.
  • By contrast, the JTWC upgraded Josta to the equivalent of a minimal hurricane with winds of 120 km/h (75 mph).

hurricane caused

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Overall, the hurricane caused eight fatalities.
  • The hurricane caused "considerable damage", with wind gusts reaching .
  • The hurricane caused extensive damage to infrastructure, homes, and businesses.
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