HURRICANE - A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the maximum average wind speed near a centre or eye exceeds 74 mph or 119 Km/h.
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Gale Warning

A warning of 1-minute sustained surface winds in the range 63-87 kph (39 to 54 mph) inclusive, either predicted or occurring not directly associated with tropical cyclones.

Geostationary Operational Environmental

Family of NWS weather satellites, which orbit 22,300 miles above the earth and maintain a velocity that allows it to remain over a fixed place above the equator. Images are available to forecasters every 30 minutes.

Aliases (separate with |): GOES
Greenwich Mean Time

The name of the twenty-four hour time scale that is used throughout the scientific and military communities. Standard Time begins at Greenwich, England, which is the Prime Meridian of Longitude. The globe is divided into twenty-four (24) time zones of 15 degrees of arc, or one hour in time apart. To the east of this meridian, time zones are numbered 1 to 12 and prefixed with a minus (-), while to the west, the time zones are also numbered 1 through 12 but prefixed with a plus (+). Other names for this time measurement are Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) and Zulu (Z).

Aliases (separate with |): GMT
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Hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1st to November 30th.
Tropical storms are given male and female names because this makes them easier to track. Before 1979 though, they only had female names.
A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its winds reach 74 mph or higher.
Hurricanes are grouped into 5 categories according to their strength. Category 5 hurricanes are the strongest.
The “eye” is the centre of the hurricane and is the calmest part.
Slow moving hurricanes produce more rain and can cause more damage from flooding.
Putting tape on windows and glass will not stop them from breaking during a hurricane.
The word hurricane comes from the word Hurakan. Hurakan is the name of the Mayan god of wind and fire.