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Eye of a Hurricane


Hurricane eye and eyewall

The eye of a hurricane is weak compared to the surrounding eyewall.

Definition: A zone of weak winds exists in the center of the swirling vortex of a hurricane or typhoon known as the eye. The eye of a hurricane or typhoon can be 20 to 40 miles in width with wind speeds in the range of 10 knots or 11.5 miles per hour. Just outside of the eye is the eyewall.
Also Known As: The eye of the storm

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