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1.70 miles per second is about 85 times as fast as a Hurricane.
In other words, it's 82.70 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.0121 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 0.0205 miles per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 0.0535 miles per second.
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