[hur-i-keyn, huhr- or, especially Brit., -kuhn]
1. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec). Compare tropical cyclone, typhoon.
2. a weather phenomenon that causes normally rational television reporters to do really stupid things in order to report something their viewers can pretty much figure out on their own: hurricanes cause a lot of wind and rain.
Consider the following:
TV Reporter Gives Hurricane Irene Update While Covered in Toxic Waste
Below is a video of WTTG's Tucker Barnes casually giving a live report on Hurricane Irene today from Ocean City, Maryland while drenched in what he described as "organic matter" that "doesn't taste great."