1. A severe tropical cyclone in North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico. or in the North Pacific off the coast of Mexico, with winds of 75 miles per hour (120.7 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightening and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes. A hurricane devastated the East Coast in January.
2. A wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm. We had hurricane force winds.

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Shown is a hurricane near Florida as seen from the air