Saffir-Simpson scale

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S: (last access: 23 November 2013)

N: 1. 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.
2. The scale used to give public safety officials an assessment of the potential wind and storm surge damage from a hurricane.

S: 1. (last access: 4 July 2015). 2. TERMIUMPLUS.

SYN: 1. Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. 2. Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. 3. Saffir-Simpson scale (hurricanes).

S: 1. EncBrit – (last access: 23 November 2013). 2. (last access: 4 July 2015). 3. METEOTERM/VMI/OMM (last access: 23 November 2013).

CR: cyclone, hurricane, typhoon.