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What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, a Cyclone and a Typhoon?
What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, a Cyclone and a Typhoon?
We're in the middle of hurricane season, so we spend a lot of time listening to meteorologists geek out about storm systems and weather patterns. They get that excited, yet appropriately concerned, look in their eyes as they chatter on about tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes. But are the systems they're talking about all the same thing, or is there a difference? And what about tornadoes?