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How much does a hurricane weigh?

Did you know that an average puffy white cloud contains about 216,000 pounds of water? What about a dark, ominous storm cloud? That weighs about 105.8 million pounds. And that’s just one cloud!

So, how much does a hurricane weigh? Find out in this short animated video from NPR…

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