Types of Cyclones in USA
In the United States, the term “cyclone” is generally used to refer to a large, rotating storm system that produces strong winds and heavy rainfall. These storms are known by different names depending on their location and severity.
Tropical storms And hurricanes
In the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico, cyclones with wind speeds of at least 39 mph are called tropical storms, while cyclones with wind speeds of at least 74 mph are called hurricanes.
In the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, these same storms are called tropical cyclones.
In the western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, these storms are called typhoons.
In the central and eastern United States, rotating storms with strong winds and heavy rainfall are called tornadoes.