AUSTIN (KXAN) — The world is full of unique weather events, but many of them aren’t as unique as you may think. Sometimes weather systems are given wild names, but they’re actually the same type of system.

In this First Warning Weather University lesson, we look at some of these weather systems and the wild names they have.

In this FWWU lesson you’ll learn:

  • What’s the difference between a hurricane and a cyclone?
  • Where do typhoons happen?
  • What is a chinook and a Föhn?

There’s more in the First Warning Weather University: