What is the eye of the storm?

   Eye of the storm is the calm center of the hurricane or typhoon. In areas struck by hurricanes and typhoons, people sometimes venture out of their shelters when the winds become light. People who are acquainted with the structure of hurricanes, however, know better than to be deceived by the calm and the clear skies. This is the eye. Around the eye swirl the terrible winds of the storm. The eye of the storm varies from 5 to 40 miles in diameter and is surrounded by dense clouds to an average height of 18,000 feet.
   Although the eye of the storm gives temporary relief to people on land, it does not help sailors. Within the calm area a thunderous cross sea crashes over ships.