Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

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"The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage. Category 1 and 2 storms are still dangerous, however, and require preventative measures. In the western North Pacific, the term 'super typhoon' is used for tropical cyclones with sustained winds exceeding 150 mph."

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SSHWS
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Herb Saffir
Bob Simpson
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National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL, 33165, United States