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 ... More »

A hurricane can travel over 100 miles inland before weakening to become a tropical storm or depression. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo brought gusts of nearly 100 miles per hour to Charlotte, North Carolina, 175 miles inland fr... More »

According to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, external winds can propel hurricanes across the ocean at sustained speeds of between 10 and 20 mph. Internally, hurricanes' wind speed is considerably higher. More »

Hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones all refer to storms in which the winds reach more than 74 miles per hour. The difference in the names refers to the location where the storm originates. A hurricane is confined ... More »

Tornadoes are known to have circulating winds that reach between 200 and 500 miles per hour. Tornadoes typically advance across ground in a northeast direction, and at a speed no more than 30 miles per hour. More »

Hurricanes affect an ecosystem due to their damaging winds and excessive amounts of rainfall; the winds are able to take down entire tracts of forests while the winds and rain combined can change the layout of an area. A... More »

Hurricanes are extremely powerful storms that form above ocean water and can cause devastating damage in coastal areas as a result of powerful winds, heavy rains, high waves and water levels. In meteorological terms, hur... More »