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27 Which are the largest and smallest tropical cyclones on record?




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This article is from the Storms FAQ, by Chris Landsea landsea@aoml.noaa.gov with numerous contributions by others.

27 Which are the largest and smallest tropical cyclones on record?

Typhoon Tip had gale force winds (15 m/s) which extended out for 1100
km in radius in the Northwest Pacific on 12 October, 1979 (Dunnavan and
Diercks 1980). Tropical Cyclone Tracy had gale force winds that only
extended 50 km radius when it struck Darwin, Australia, on 24 December,
1974 (Bureau of Meteorology 1977).

 

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