tropical storm


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tropical storm

n.
A cyclonic storm originating in the tropics and having winds ranging from 39 to 73 miles per hour (34 to 63 knots; 63 to 117 kilometers per hour).

trop′ical storm′


n.
a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.

tropical storm

A tropical cyclone in which the surface wind speed is at least 34, but not more than 63 knots.
References in classic literature ?
After wandering about for some hours, I returned to the landing-place; but, before reaching it, I was overtaken by a tropical storm.
National Hurricane Center says Sandra is forecast to continue weakening and is expected to be near tropical storm strength as it approaches the Mexican coast on Saturday.
Oman meteorology department has predicted rain in Dhofar region as tropical storm Megh formed in Arabian Sea is heading towards Yemen.
Said bin Hamad al- Sarmi, Director of Research and Development at the Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM) said at the beginning of the meeting that there is a numerical consensus that the situation is a tropical storm and it's likely to develop into a tropical cyclone with wind at the centre of cyclone ranging from 120-140 kilometers per hour.
Currently (the) centre of the tropical storm lays on a latitude of 20.
Last year's hurricane season was the quietest since the late 1990s and Florida has not been battered by a major tropical storm since 2005.
A tropical storm watch was in effect from Manzanillo north to Cabo Corrientes, and dangerous surf and riptides were forecast.
Residents as well as visitors from out-of-town were ordered to evacuate during daylight before the tropical storm brings high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents and possible flooding on North Carolina 12, more so that the two-lane highway is the only way in and out of the island, apart from ferries.
It added that the latest satellite imagery shows the tropical storm forming at latitude 16.
The deaths were found in the town of Yecuatla, the Sierra de Misantla, in the municipality of Tuxpan, and in Atzalan community after the tropical storm made landfall near the port of Veracruz Sunday night, bringing along heavy rains, said Veracruz's Civil Protection office, Xinhua reported.
Climate scientists are still debating whether global warming will increase or decrease tropical storm frequency in the North Atlantic later in the 21st century.
Forecasters said Chantal is expected to reach near hurricane strength as it approaches Hispaniola, the island made up of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but remain a tropical storm.