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A hurricane is a type of storm called a Stitch Black by leather tote Made handmade bag 'Quinn' tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters.

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VIDEO: What is a hurricane? Here's what you need to know in less than a minute. Transcript

A tropical cyclone is a rotating low-pressure weather system that has organized thunderstorms but no fronts (a boundary separating two air masses of different densities). Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 39 miles per hour (mph) are called tropical depressions. Those with maximum sustained winds of 39 mph or higher are called tropical storms.

When a storm's maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph, it is called a hurricane. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating, or category, based on a hurricane's maximum sustained winds. The higher the category, the greater the hurricane's potential for property damage.

Hurricanes originate in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico, the eastern North Pacific Ocean, and, less frequently, the central North Pacific Ocean. A six-year rotating list of names, updated and maintained by the World Meteorological Organization, is used to identify these storms.

"Hurricane Season" begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, although hurricanes can, and have, occurred outside of this time frame. NOAA's TOILE BANDOULIERE Black SAC Pieces COTELEE OwqaxPXX6 predicts and tracks these massive storm systems, which occur, on average, 12 times a year in the Atlantic basin.

As a world leader in hurricane research, NOAA strives to understand the mechanics of these complex storms in order to protect people, property, commerce, and natural resources.

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When the maximum sustained winds of a tropical storm reach 74 miles per hour, it’s called a hurricane. Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, but these powerful storms can occur before and after the official season. A hurricane can be an awesome and destructive force of nature. Be prepared. Visit Ready.gov

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Last updated: 06/25/18
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Item No. 63238_SB41BLK

Featuring a gorgeous tote design, the 'Quinn' is a sophisticated accessory with plenty of storage space and a luxurious leather exterior.

  • Handcrafted from fine cowhide leather for a gorgeously soft feel
  • Beautifully adorned with a Made By Stitch charm
  • Featuring a front zipped pocket and rear pouch for on-the-go storage
  • A top zip secures a spacious, striped cotton lined interior
  • Plentiful interior storage comes in the form of a zipped pocket and pouch
  • Comes with leather handles for shoulder or hand held use
  • HWD: 25 x 32 x 12cm
  • Outer: hand-made natural leather
  • Lining: cotton
  • Wipe clean only
  • This product is not available for British Post Office, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland and Scottish Highlands deliveries