Category 6 Hurricanes? (Category six Hurricanes?)

Hurricanes are categorized by several methods, the most well known being the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The Saffir-Simpson scale, developed in 1969, is based on the wind speed of the hurricane. The various categories are listed below in their traditional form:

Category 1: 74 to 95 mphCategory 2: 96-110 mphCategory 3: 111-130 mphCategory 4: 131-155 […]

Hurricane Categories

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s present intensity. This is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. Wind speed is the determining factor in the scale, as storm surge values are highly dependent on the […]