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Can I ask you what the front part of a hurricane or typhoon is called?

Posted May 13, 2008 12:07 p.m. EDT

MIKE MOSS SAYS:       Jan,      There isn't a real well-defined, standardized term for that that we can think of. Some common phrases that came to mind around the office include things like leading outer rain bands, forward edge, outer windfield, forward fringes, etc.