cyclone vs hurricane vs tornado

cyclone hurricane tornado


  • 1) A Southeastern and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.
  • 2) A low pressure system.
  • 3) A strong wind.
  • 4) A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure.
  • 5) The more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils.
  • 6) A violent tropical storm, especially one originating in the southwestern Pacific Ocean or Indian Ocean.
  • 7) A violent rotating windstorm, especially a tornado.
  • 8) Any of various devices using centrifugal force to separate materials.
  • 9) An atmospheric system characterized by the rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center, usually accompanied by stormy, often destructive weather. Cyclones circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • 10) (Meteor.) A violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.
  • 11) (Meteor.) In general, a condition of the atmosphere characterized by a central area of pressure much lower than that of surrounding areas, and a system of winds blowing inward and around (clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern); -- called also a low-area storm. It is attended by high temperature, moist air, abundant precipitation, and clouded sky. The term includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms; it should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or “twisters,” in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.
  • 12) Middle U. S. A tornado. See above, and Tornado.
  • 13) (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
  • 14) a violent rotating windstorm
  • 15) The term introduced into meteorology by Piddington, in 1840, as a general name for the class of extensive storms at sea that were at that time supposed to be characterized by the revolution of air in circles about a calm center.
  • 16) Any atmospheric movement, gentle or rapid, general or local, on land or at sea, in which the wind blows spirally around and in toward a center.
  • 17) Popularly, a tornado (such as occur in the Western States), or any destructive storm. See tornado, waterspout, and whirlwind.


  • 1) meteorology a wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm
  • 2) sports, aerial freestyle skiing "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
  • 3) A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 75 miles per hour (120.7 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
  • 4) A wind with a speed greater than 64 knots (74 miles per hour; 119 kilometers per hour per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
  • 5) A severe tropical cyclone having winds greater than 64 knots (74 miles per hour; 119 kilometers per hour), originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
  • 6) Something resembling a hurricane in force or speed.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) the frigate bird.
  • 8) A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
  • 9) (Naut.) See under Deck.
  • 10) a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
  • 11) In the eighteenth century, a social party; a rout; a drum.
  • 12) Any violent tempest, or anything suggestive of one.
  • 13) A storm of the intensest severity; a cyclone.


  • 1) A rolled pork roast.
  • 2) meteorology A violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud.
  • 3) A violently rotating column of air extending from a cumulonimbus cloud to the ground, ranging in width from a few meters to more than a kilometer, with destructive winds up to 510 kilometers (316 miles) per hour or higher. Tornadoes are typically associated with a funnel cloud pendant from a storm's wall cloud, often extending to the bottom of the tornado.
  • 4) A whirlwind or hurricane.
  • 5) A violent thunderstorm in western Africa or nearby Atlantic waters.
  • 6) A violent whirling wind; specifically (Meteorol.), a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.
  • 7) a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
  • 8) A violent squall or whirlwind of small extent.
  • 9) In the United States, east of the 100th meridian, a whirlwind of small radius and of highly destructive violence, usually seen as a whirling funnel pendent from a mass of black cloud, occurring most frequently in the southeast quadrant of an area of low pressure several hundred miles from its center, and having a rapid progressive movement, generally toward the northeast. The principal condition precedent to the formation of a tornado, just as for a thunder-storm, is an unstable state of the atmosphere. In the tornado a whirling motion from right to left, of tremendous energy, is generated in a mass of clouds, and is often maintained for several hours, while in the ordinary thunder-storm a complete cyclonic motion probably seldom becomes established. Tornadoes generally arise just after the hottest part of the day, when the atmosphere has its maximum instability; the months of greatest frequency are April, May, June, and July. The destruction in a tornado may be caused either by the surface wind which is forced in on all sides to feed the ascending current of the tornado-funnel, or by the gyrating winds of the funnel itself when sufficiently low to come within the reach of buildings; in the latter case no structure, however strongly built, is apparently able to withstand the wind's enormous force.
  • 10) Specifically— On the west coast of Africa, from Cape Verd to the equator, a squall of great intensity and of short duration, occurring during the summer months, but most frequently and with greatest violence at the beginning and end of the rainy season. On the western part of the coast, near Sierra Leone, these squalls come from easterly points, and blow off shore; while on the eastern part of the coast, near the mouth of the Niger, they occasionally blow on shore, partly because of a variation in the direction of the squall, and partly because of a different trend of the coast. The squall is marked by peculiar, dense, arched masses of dark cloud, furious gusts of wind, vivid lightning, deafening thunder, and torrents of rain; it produces a slight rise in the barometer and a fall of temperature amounting on the average to 9° Fahr. Similar squalls in other tropical regions are usually known by the name of arched squalls, but are sometimes also called tornadoes. The principal period when these squalls occur (namely, at the change of the seasons or of the monsoons) is that in which great quantities of vapor-laden air are stopped by a land wind, and accumulate near the coast, producing a hot, sultry, unstable state of the atmosphere. The tornado is the overturning process by which the atmosphere regains its stability. The wind ordinarily turns through two or three points during its progress, but in general a complete cyclonic motion is not established.


  • 1) Bangladesh has the worst record of cyclone storm surges in the world.
  • 2) There has been no trend in tropical cyclone intensity or frequency worldwide.
  • 3) Miners with interests in Australia were also unsettled by the potential disruption to production from a tropical cyclone in the northwest of the country.
  • 4) Elsewhere, residents complained the country's leaders were slow to help cyclone victims.
  • 5) In November 1970 a cyclone and storm surge killed more than half a million people.
  • 6) The government said the cyclone and floods had damaged more than 300,000 homes in almost 17,000 villages.
  • 7) ONLINE You can help cyclone victims by on to: w w w.
  • 8) Part of the reason is that the tropical cyclone that battered Bangladesh and northeast India last week drained much of the energy from the advancing monsoon.
  • 9) Get it wrong and you could be landing in the middle of a tropical cyclone or find out you've paid over the odds as it's peak season.
  • 10) Another major tropical cyclone, the 1970 Bangladesh cyclone¢’‚¬?
  • 11) Perhaps it may not be a matter of knowledge to all readers that for these hurricanes, as for many other heavy gales, the term cyclone is exact; that the wind does actually blow round a circle, but one of so great circumference that at each several point it seems to follow a straight line.
  • 12) Doppler radars will help in getting clear information three to four days ahead of the cyclone if the cyclone is in the radius of 400 km of the doppler radar. posted by 24/7 News Network @ 9: 51 AM
  • 13) "The response to the cyclone is just the most recent example of the junta's failure to meet its people's basic needs," Mrs. Bush said.
  • 14) The word cyclone is associated in popular phraseology with a terrific storm, but it has no such restriction in technical usage.
  • 15) More worrying than the cyclone are the effects of the recent floods, which sent huge plumes of muddy fresh water over coastal portions of the reef, said Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, a reef expert from the University of Queensland.
  • 16) ‘Visitors were told how weather data which flow in continuously from around 500 weather stations all over the country are analysed, plotted on maps and then low pressure zones determined to forecast depressions and cyclones.’
  • 17) ‘Japhet hit northern Mozambique last week and is the second cyclone to devastate the southern African country this year.’
  • 18) ‘He believes climate change is also increasing the severity of cyclones and hurricanes, which are now appearing in areas never seen before, and outside their normal weather pattern.’
  • 19) ‘The cyclones and monsoons that already bring such damage to the area could become even more frequent and intense.’
  • 20) ‘The year 1918 was noteworthy in northern Queensland for two of the worst cyclones in the country's history.’
  • 21) ‘As cyclones move inland, they form rain depressions and are an important source of rain.’
  • 22) ‘The coastal areas of Asia face future challenges: cyclones and their attendant surges will take an increasing toll as global warming disturbs weather systems.’
  • 23) ‘The immediate cause of the famine is the drought in the southern part of the island and the cyclone that hit the east this year.’
  • 24) ‘Hundreds fled to storm shelters in the remote northern Cook Islands yesterday as the fourth cyclone in a month lashed the South Pacific nation.’
  • 25) ‘A cyclone tore into India's southeastern coast yesterday, killing 11 people, officials said.’
  • 26) ‘A cyclone in Bangladesh during 1991 caused 150,000 deaths.’
  • 27) ‘At the time of writing there is no report of damage from Orissa, another coastal state very susceptible to hurricanes and cyclones.’
  • 28) ‘The country has a warm climate and often experiences devastating cyclones and hurricanes.’
  • 29) ‘Each year, the tropics are battered by up to 40 hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones, while floods and landslides occur everywhere in numbers too great to keep track of.’
  • 30) ‘During one trip to Mauritius I endured both a cyclone and a tropical storm in the space of a week, and saw enough rain to last me a lifetime.’
  • 31) ‘An official from the meteorological office said forecasts indicated the cyclone could fizzle out before reaching Mozambique.’
  • 32) ‘Orissa was recently devastated by the deadliest cyclone of the century causing death and destruction on an unheard of scale.’
  • 33) ‘Madagascar's vanilla production has been adversely affected in recent years by a series of devastating cyclones.’
  • 34) ‘Trends in tropical cyclone activity in the Australian region show that the total number of cyclones has decreased in recent decades.’
  • 35) ‘Heavy rain and high winds, sometimes of destructive strength, can be experienced along the coast within several hundred kilometres of the centre of a cyclone.’
  • 36) ‘Already we are witnessing numerous irregularities and disturbances in the climatic system - heat waves, floods, squalls, storms, cyclones and thunderstorms.’
  • 37) ‘Hurricanes and other cyclones that form in the tropics during summer and fall are very different from the extratropical storms that often form during winter even though both can produce very strong winds and flooding rain.’
  • 38) ‘Due to the intensive rainfall and high temperatures, disastrous weather such as thunder storms and cyclones are likely to occur.’
  • 39) ‘As well as facing a severe economic crisis, over the past two years the island has been hit by serious flooding due to tropical storms and cyclones that have devastated agricultural production.’
  • 40) ‘The thin-framed, moveable glass walls were engineered to be resistant to tropical storms and cyclones.’
  • 41) ‘Climate extremes like flood, fire, cyclones and drought cause major impacts that can be minimised more effectively with climate forecasting.’
  • 42) ‘Extreme weather events like floods, storms, and cyclones were predicted to rise as global warming disrupted weather patterns.’
  • 43) ‘The meteorological satellite launched last year seeks to aid the forecast of severe weather events such as cyclones and storms.’
  • 44) ‘Dunes are a first line of defence for the canopy forest, not only against the ravages of storms or cyclones, but against the harmful salt spray under normal conditions.’
  • 45) ‘Heatwaves, cyclones, and floods, will become more frequent and intense.’
  • 46) ‘We are all used to cyclones and storms lashing Florida and the surroundings.’


  • 1) This stirring philosophy was to be swept away with hurricane force.
  • 2) Church candles and hurricane lamps are tasteful but bland.
  • 3) The dust produces vivid red sunsets and also helps to choke off tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • 4) They felt a current of air like a hurricane wind.
  • 5) In recent years its nine million population has been battered by storms and hurricanes.
  • 6) Then they brought a hurricane lamp.
  • 7) Such is its hurricane force that she has to throw away her pants and trousers and wrap herself in a paisley scarf.
  • 8) THERE'S a new hurricane warning in force for Manchester.
  • 9) There are no bright lights - just solar lanterns and the gentle yellow flicker of hurricane lamps.
  • 10) There are battery lights, hurricane lamps and a large candle lantern.
  • 11) Nature lashes out with floods and hurricanes, and people fight back with steel beams and reinforced concrete.
  • 12) These old-fashioned metal hurricane oil lamps are the ideal accessory for dinner in the garden or stylish camping.
  • 13) As for the rest of the year, it is expected that hurricane activity will be slightly below average.
  • 14) There have been two small hurricanes and nine tropical storms, which carry less intense winds than a hurricane.
  • 15) This time last year nine tropical storms and four hurricanes had struck, in a season of record numbers.
  • 16) The transition from a powerful tropical storm to a hurricane can occur very rapidly, surprisingly so at times.
  • 17) In near hurricane winds and heavy snow, the forces ran into trouble and called for helicopters to rescue them.
  • 18) As you drive down the valley you can see the odd cable hanging from electricity poles where the hurricane force winds have felled trees through them.
  • 19) Meanwhile, they have been forced to battle hurricanes, floods and lawlessness.
  • 20) Wind at hurricane speed, pumping in blasts, cold.
  • 21) ‘In fact, tropical storms or hurricanes have ended many droughts in Texas, and other parts of the world.’
  • 22) ‘Severe tropical cyclones correspond to the hurricanes or typhoons of other parts of the world.’
  • 23) ‘First, wind and water erode it, especially during tropical storms and hurricanes.’
  • 24) ‘This book shows the tracks of all the hurricanes and tropical storms recorded over more than a century.’
  • 25) ‘We see this a lot during tropical storms and hurricanes off the Florida coast.’
  • 26) ‘Gray expects at least three named tropical storms and two hurricanes this month.’
  • 27) ‘The season is barely two full days old and we've already had nine advisories, although as yet no tropical storms or hurricanes.’
  • 28) ‘The last big storm here was in 1993, and it wasn't even a hurricane or a tropical storm.’
  • 29) ‘With a hurricane and a tropical storm moving in, the State of Florida is bracing for a beating.’
  • 30) ‘The hurricane caused a surge of water that flooded large areas of the historic city center.’
  • 31) ‘From hurricanes to floods to unbearable heat, 2005 was one for the record weather books.’
  • 32) ‘Planned as temporary refuge from the hurricane and flood waters, they became sites of official neglect.’
  • 33) ‘The main post office here in New Orleans flooded right after the hurricane.’
  • 34) ‘There is chaos around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods.’
  • 35) ‘Tonight so many victims of the hurricane and the flood are far from home and friends and familiar things.’
  • 36) ‘Thousands of people displaced by the hurricane are forced to find new homes in new cities and states.’
  • 37) ‘About 1,100 oil platforms were exposed to the full force of the hurricane.’
  • 38) ‘There was little structural damage, but the hurricane downed trees and blew roofs off of some bungalows.’
  • 39) ‘The strongest part of a hurricane is the eye wall, on the edge of the calm center.’
  • 40) ‘The hurricane has claimed 65 lives with winds gusting up to 155 mph but Jamaica missed the worst of it.’


  • 1) More storms and tornados are expected this weekend.
  • 2) There are also stories of cats running around frantically before hurricanes or tornados.
  • 3) There are many other strange accounts of tornado damage throughout history.
  • 4) There are many stories of animals growing restless before tornados, storms and earthquakes.
  • 5) tornado wind speeds can reach 120mph.
  • 6) I have written before about Union and its recent tornado damage.
  • 7) Freak weather, including hurricanes and tornados, becomes more common.
  • 8) But it avoided any impact by some of the larger claims in 2015 including tornado damage in the US.
  • 9) By contrast, before 1950 the use of the term tornado in forecasts was discouraged because of a fear that predicting them would cause panic.
  • 10) No field forecasters dared use the word tornado for fear of inciting not just panic but their supervisors.
  • 11) The U.S. Weather Bureau had banned the word tornado from its forecasts and warnings a half-century earlier—no need to frighten people.
  • 12) In 1938, as fatalities rose, the Weather Bureau lifted its ban on the use of the word tornado but mainly in its alerts to emergency personnel, not to the public.
  • 13) The agency that had been reluctant for decades even to mention the word tornado out of concern for public panic was now trying to create as much fear as possible—so that people would take some steps to protect themselves.
  • 14) In 1887, nervous superiors sent him new instructions: the word tornado was banned from his forecasts.
  • 15) The data we are collecting will hopefully allow engineers to construct more sound structures to prevent massive damage and we hope to create an effective warning system which will warn residents if a tornado is about to hit their area.
  • 16) The red box you can see outlined there is what we call a tornado watch.
  • 17) SEGUI: Tell me what your thoughts were when you saw the tornado, what you call a tornado up on the horizon.
  • 18) ‘These clouds often bring thunder and lightning, and can also bring funnel clouds or even tornadoes.’
  • 19) ‘Floods, especially flash floods, kill more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms or lightning.’
  • 20) ‘Treat all funnel clouds and tornadoes seriously and avoid when possible.’
  • 21) ‘A tornado is a funnel-shaped cloud that descends on land, creating havoc and destruction in its wake.’
  • 22) ‘The tornado, the overhead storm clouds and the city beneath all stood out in eerie green detail.’
  • 23) ‘The tornado, a violently rotating column of air, extends from a thunderstorm to the ground.’
  • 24) ‘All of us along the Gulf Coast have had our hurricanes, we've had our tornadoes, wind storms, floods, you name it.’
  • 25) ‘The funnel cloud associated with most tornadoes results from moisture condensing out of humid air as the vortex accelerates and the air pressure inside drops.’
  • 26) ‘Coastal Plain longleaf pine forests are proximal to coastal storms, and thus have high probabilities of experiencing hurricanes, tornadoes, and other wind disturbances.’
  • 27) ‘The threat equations model the destructive force of various-strength tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes - and bombs.’
  • 28) ‘Sudden and dramatic drops in barometric pressure are what produce the extremely high winds in tornadoes and hurricanes.’
  • 29) ‘The cheapest forms of housing have proven most vulnerable to the high winds of tornadoes and hurricanes.’
  • 30) ‘A hot day followed by an angry storm; sirens, menacing winds, boiling clouds, tornados, wall clouds, the whole magilla.’
  • 31) ‘The storm spun off tornadoes as it churned northwest at 119 kph with winds that topped 193 kph, causing transformers to explode in the pre-dawn darkness.’
  • 32) ‘The thunderstorms that spin out tornadoes are big clouds with lots of water and ice in them to block sunlight.’
  • 33) ‘Red electricity crackled through the tornado, and the wind began to slow.’
  • 34) ‘As we taxied along I watched the vortices, like little tornadoes, sucking water off the ground beneath the engines and knew that, because of me, there was one less piece of FO on that airfield.’
  • 35) ‘They found that instead of polarization, the new phase creates what the researchers call a toroid moment, which rotates in a circular fashion like a vortex or a tornado.’
  • 36) ‘The wind got stronger as clouds gathered and a tornado began to form.’
  • 37) ‘Through the solid walls the undefined shapes entered, swirling around like the wind and almost having the appearance of a tornado.’
  • 38) ‘You came and left like a tornado of emotions… and you forever marked my heart.’
  • 39) ‘It felt like a tornado of a thousand emotions was tearing away at my insides.’
  • 40) ‘Despite the absence of Decira, the pace did not slow down a bit, and the world continued to spin, catching all who remained in its tornado of confusion.’
  • 41) ‘I wasn't about to enter into an explanation of the tornado of confusion that was engulfing my life right now.’
  • 42) ‘You're at your coolest and most collected when you're the eye of a tornado, surrounded by a frenzy of activity.’
  • 43) ‘I smile weakly at him but behind the cool countenance there is a rumbling tornado of anger, fear, denial, regret, devastation and a certain element of guilt.’
  • 44) ‘So what's next for Al, a role where he's just a deafening Tasmanian Devil-like tornado, spewing hoo-ha's and drops of midnight hair tonic?’
  • 45) ‘The kaleidoscopic tornado of feelings clouded his mind.’
  • 46) ‘He played the role of the tornado and wind of the Elders.’
  • 47) ‘Jeanna's eye seemed to contain the savage winds of a tornado.’
  • 48) ‘It finally took a hard smack with Godzilla's tail to rouse him out of his glum state and knock us all over with a wind tornado of anger.’

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