from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cyclonic storm having winds ranging from approximately 48 to 121 kilometers (30 to 75 miles) per hour.
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- n. A cyclone, within the tropics, in which the wind speed on the surface is between about 30 and 75 miles per hour.
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A dark pinwheel flashing with minuscule bolts of lightning showed a tropical storm building majestically in the South Liran Sea.
Storm update from Accu-Miles Weather Center: The Category 5 hurricane downgraded to a tropical storm some time between the funeral service and Mel’s departure.