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2. Which factor determines a Hurricane's "category" on the widely used Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale?

There are five categories based on sustained wind speeds. Category 1 covers 74 - 95 m.p.h.. Category 5 is any storm with windspeeds above 155 m.p.h. Critics of the scale charge that it is too simplistic, and discounts the importance of storm size or rainfall.

There are five categories based on sustained wind speeds. Category 1 covers 74 - 95 m.p.h.. Category 5 is any storm with windspeeds above 155 m.p.h. Critics of the scale charge that it is too simplistic, and discounts the importance of storm size or rainfall.

There are five categories based on sustained wind speeds. Category 1 covers 74 - 95 m.p.h.. Category 5 is any storm with windspeeds above 155 m.p.h. Critics of the scale charge that it is too simplistic, and discounts the importance of storm size or rainfall.

There are five categories based on sustained wind speeds. Category 1 covers 74 - 95 m.p.h.. Category 5 is any storm with windspeeds above 155 m.p.h. Critics of the scale charge that it is too simplistic, and discounts the importance of storm size or rainfall.

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Storm surge

 

Diameter of storm

 

Wind speed

 

Volume of precipitation

 
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