The Saffir-Simpson Scale
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After a hurricane goes through its stages and matures, it still can intensify to certain sizes and strengths. Much like that of humans once they're adults. This all depends on the right environmental factors and whether or not it is near land. The Saffir-Simpson Scale is a way to indicate the strength of these storms by their sustained wind speed, and central barometric pressure.


Category/ClassificationWinds (mph)Pressure (in. of Hg)Damage
Category One Hurricane74-95 mph >=28.94 in. of Hg.minimal damage
Category Two Hurricane96-110 mph28.50-28.91 in. of Hgsignificant damage
Category Three Hurricane 111-129 mph 27.91-28.47 in. of Hgsevere damage
Category Four Hurricane 130-156 mph 27.17-27.88 in. of Hgextreme damage
Category Five Hurricane >156 mph <27.17 in.of Hgcatastrophic damage



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