What is the Definition of Hurricane?

A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds in excessive of 74 miles per hour. The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale is the classification that we use to indicate how severe the storm is going to be. It ranges from Category 1 (74-95 mph winds) to Category 5 (more than 156 mph winds). A hurricane is also a member of a Carolina Hockey team or the University of Miami sports teams.