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hurricane warning

noun, Meteorology
a storm warning given for winds with speeds exceeding 63 knots (72 mph, 32 m/sec) when the source of the winds is a tropical cyclone.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for hurricane warning
  • Once a hurricane warning is issued, install your window shutters or plywood panels.
  • All preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion in the hurricane warning area.
  • Some insurers require a higher deductible if property was damaged while the state was under a hurricane warning.

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