It’s hurricane season, what wind speed is required to designate a storm as a hurricane?
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“In answer to the question about measuring distance on a chart, you always use degrees of latitude as they are parallel and always the same distance apart, while degrees of longitude converge toward the poles and would only be accurate at the equator. One degree of latitude equals sixty nautical miles, therefore, each minute of latitude equals one nautical mile.”