Holland, Greg Bureau of Meteorology Research Center, Melbourne, Australia.
Done, James Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.
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A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds that reach or exceed a threshold of 119 km/h (74 mi/h). In the western North Pacific Ocean such a storm is known as a typhoon and in other parts as a severe tropical cyclone. Many tropical cyclones do not reach this wind strength. In the Northern Atlantic, the hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 (Fig. 1). See also: Cyclone
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