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2,000 yards per minute is about nine-tenths as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, it's 0.9210 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.09 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 2,170 yards per minute. 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 5,650 yards per minute.
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