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10-09-2011 @ 4:54AM
You're saying that "wind" is a synonmym for "tornado"? Tornadoes are violent columns of air which touch both the base of a cloud and the ground simultaneously. They are sometimes called "cyclones" because the winds move in a circular motion - but that doesn't make them the same thing as a hurricane. Hurricane is specifically a tropical cyclone (i.e. a significantly large storm system with a large area of low pressure in the centre) that happens in the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific (in the South pacific and elsewhere it's called a Typhoon, and actually if the same system moves from one area to the other it's renamed. It must have sustained wind speeds of 74mph.Saying that hurricanes and tornadoes are the same thing because they can both sometimes be called "cyclones" is just wrong. It's like saying apples are fruit, tomatoes are fruit - therefore apples are tomatoes. Disagreeing with that statement isn't "arguing semantics"...
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