The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), formerly the Saffir–Simpson
hurricane scale (SSHS), classifies hurricanes – Western Hemisphere tropical ...
A Category 1 hurricane (winds from 74 to 95 mph) will mainly cause damage to
trees and unanchored structures like mobile homes. Low-lying coastal roads can
Oct 16, 2012 ... The Saffir-Simpson hurricane only goes up to Category 5. But in theory, winds
from a powerful hurricane could blow the scale out of the water, ...
May 24, 2013 ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a
hurricane's sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential ...
"If the wind speed is less than 75 mph it is not a hurricane at all and the most
severe hurricanes are more than 150 mph", 34 m/s (min.) 67 m/s (most severe).
Learn more about the wind speeds for tropical storms, tornadoes and hurricanes
from Bay News 9's Weather Experts.
How fast do winds have to be before they are categorized as hurricane force?In
the mountains surrounding me the other day had winds as fast as 100 mph.
May 11, 2012 ... The scale was first used in 2009, though the wind speeds of the categories match
the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale (see below). The scale ...
A tropical storm becomes a hurricane if its winds reach 119 km/hr (74 mph). What
Makes ... Others measure the height of clouds and how fast rain is falling.
www.siue.edu/MLTE/Thematic Units/The Weather Around Us/hurricane_facts.htm
Hurricanes are large storms with rotating winds. ... and the air near the surface of
the water up, toward the clouds, which creates a column of fast-moving air.