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Spike
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      #14438 - Thu May 20 2004 01:35 AM

How wide is the hurricane eye? And is it true that the walls of the eye are some of the strongest and most violent of the winds?
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The Eye and the Eyewall
      #14450 - Thu May 20 2004 12:21 PM

Spike, typically hurricane eyes are between 10 to 40 miles wide, depending upon the size of the cane itself. There are probably some rare instances when they can even reach 50 miles across. And yes, the strongest winds are found in the eyewall. This link should explain it all:

hurricane structure

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Re: The Eye and the Eyewall
      #14459 - Thu May 20 2004 02:56 PM

Ok thanks man!

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Re: The Eye and the Eyewall [Re: Spike]
      #15086 - Tue Jun 08 2004 01:23 PM

In fact, Hurricane Howard in the E. Pacific in 1998 had an eye that was nearing 60 nautical miles in diameter.

Hurricane Howard eye


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