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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


 WIND SPEED
Category 1 64-82 knots 74-95 mph119-153 km/hr
Category 2 83-95 knots 96-110 mph154-177 km/hr
Category 3 96-113 knots 111-130 mph178-209 km/hr
Category 4 114-135 knots 131-155 mph210-249 km/hr
Category 5 > 135 knots > 155 mph> 249 km/hr

NOTES:
  • A knot is one nautical mile per hour. It is equal to about 1.15 statute miles per hour.
  • A tropical depression has winds of 30 to 33 knots.
  • A tropical storm has winds between 34 and 64 knots.

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