Hurricane-force wind

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hurricane-force wind

In the Beaufort wind scale, a wind with a speed equal to or greater than 64 knots (73 mph) or Beaufort Number 12 (Force 12).

Hurricane-force winds are not exclusive to hurricanes; they occur quite often in strong nontropical storms such as the northeaster, or even in severe thunderstorms.

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