Eye wall

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The eye wall is an organized band of cumuliform clouds that immediately surrounds the center (eye) of a hurricane. The fiercest winds and most intense rainfall typically occur near the eye wall. VIP levels 3 or greater are typical. Eye wall and wall cloud are used synonymously, but should not be confused with the wall cloud of a thunderstorm.[1]

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  1. http://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?letter=e