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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

"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."

Titles
  • Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
  • SSHWS
KOS Type
Subject
Languages
  • en
URI http://bartoc.org/en/node/175
Homepage http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.php
Access
Format
Address
  • National Hurricane Center
  • 11691 SW 17th Street
  • Miami
  • FL
  • 33165
  • United States
Languages
  • en