Weather Tidbits: Saffir-Simpson Scale
This Weather Tidbits focuses on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The scale is based on wind speed and broken down into 5 categories. A major hurricane is classified once the storm becomes a Category 3.
Category 1 Minimal Damage 74-95 mph
Category 2 Moderate Damage 96-110 mph
Category 3 Extensive Damage 111-129 mph
Category 4 Extreme Damage 130-156 mph
Category 5 Catastrophic Damage 157+ mph