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Hurricanes are ranked 1 to 5 according to what is known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Note that we do not spell out one through five in this unit of measurement, but instead use the numeral.

Typhoon #Molave  is closing in on the Vietnam coastline with the equivalent strength of a Category 3 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale:

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Hurricane hunter aircraft finds Hurricane #Epsilon  stronger, with sustained winds of 110 mph: a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Category 3 starts at 111 mph. Get the latest on Epsilon here:

Reminder of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as Hurricane #Laura  barrels toward the coastline. Cat 5 is 157 mph sustained winds or higher.

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UPDATE: Isaias has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center reports. The wind speed makes it a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

In order to assign a numeric category value to a hurricane, meteorologists look to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

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#Dorian attained Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which means the storm is packing 130 – 156 mph winds. Here's the latest update from @NASAHurricane :

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As #HurricaneDorian  reached Category 5 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind scale, data indicates that the storm now has maximum sustained winds near 175 mph and wind gusts over 200 mph. For the latest updates, visit our @NASAHurricane  blog: .

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#BREAKING : Over 6 months after striking Florida's Panhandle, Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. (Image/NOAA)

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AccuWeather developed a hurricane category scale, called RealImpact. It's a 1-5 scale that takes into account wind, surge, inland flooding and economic loss. Saffir Simpson is not adequate alone, but some say this is worrisome.

With maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, #HurricaneLane  was upgraded to the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as it surged westerly across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii's Big Island.

#Irma is now a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Here's a little more on what that means. #HurricaneIrma 

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Irma has strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale - NHC via

Sad news for the meteorological world today as Bob Simpson, co-creator of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, has died at age of 102.

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