A typhoon is a tropical storm occurring in the Northwest Pacific Ocean and having sustained winds in excess of 73 miles per hour. In other parts of the world, these types of storms can be called hurricanes or cyclones.Continue Reading
Typhoons form in warm waters and weaken when the water temperature goes below 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Typhoons develop slowly and mainly affect countries such as Vietnam, Japan and southern China. Typhoons cause storm surges and heavy rain and bring high winds.
A typhoon consists of spiral rain bands, an eye wall and an eye. The eye is a region of calm within the entire storm. Surrounding the eye is the eye wall, a region with high winds and heavy rain. Spiral rain bands wrap around the eye in the same direction as the winds.Learn more about Storms
Blizzards are classified as conditions that prevail for three hours or more and include frequent gusts, or sustained winds, of up to 35 miles per hour, along with considerable amounts of blowing or falling snow. These conditions can greatly reduce visibility, sometimes to less than a quarter of a mile.Full Answer >
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a hurricane is an organized thunderstorm that occurs over water and has sustained winds that reach maximum speeds over 74 miles per hour. These storms originate over the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. When they reach land, they often cause structural damage and flooding.Full Answer >
Hurricanes have winds of at least 74 miles per hour, according to NASA. Hurricanes aren't the only storms that produce winds this fast, so these storms are categorized by their combination of fast-moving, swirling winds and rain.Full Answer >
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained winds reaching speeds of at least 74 miles per hour, according to The Weather Channel. Hurricanes are classified on a scale of 1 to 5 using the scale Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.Full Answer >