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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(Many regional names.) A [[tropical cyclone]] with 1-min average surface (10 m) winds  in excess of 32 m s<sup>&minus;1</sup> (64 knots) in the Western Hemisphere (North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean  Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern and central North Pacific east of the date line).</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The name is derived from &ldquo;huracan,&rdquo; a Taino and Carib god, or &ldquo;hunraken,&rdquo; the Mayan storm  god. For a more complete discussion, <br/>''see'' [[tropical cyclone]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(Many regional names.) A [[tropical cyclone]] with 1-min average surface (10 m) winds  in excess of 32 m s<sup>-1</sup> (64 knots) in the Western Hemisphere (North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean  Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern and central North Pacific east of the date line).</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The name is derived from "huracan," a Taino and Carib god, or "hunraken," the Mayan storm  god. For a more complete discussion, <br/>''see'' [[tropical cyclone]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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hurricane

(Many regional names.) A tropical cyclone with 1-min average surface (10 m) winds in excess of 32 m s-1 (64 knots) in the Western Hemisphere (North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern and central North Pacific east of the date line).

The name is derived from "huracan," a Taino and Carib god, or "hunraken," the Mayan storm god. For a more complete discussion,
see tropical cyclone.