15 July 2005

It's that time of year

Hurricane Dennis is history and now it's Emily's turn. So, it's hurricane season here in the Western Hemisphere and with it comes the perennial question, "What's the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?"

The quick answer - None, as both are tropical cyclones with winds of 75 mph or more.

But, there are indeed some differences and this NOAA site has lots of answers about hurricanes and typhoons, as does this one from USA Today.


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