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Hurricane Names For 2022

Atlantic Tropical (and Subtropical) Storm Names for 2022  Alex	Hermoine	Owen Bonnie	Idalia	Phillippe Colin	Jose	Rina Danielle	Karl	Shary Earl	Lisa	Tammy Fiona	Martin	Virginie Gaston	Nicole	Walter

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Saffir-Simpson  Hurricane Wind Scale Category 1 74-95 mph winds Category 2 96- 110 mph winds Category 3 111-129 mph winds Category 4 130-156 mph winds Category 5 >157 mph winds

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based only on a hurricane's maximum sustained wind speed. This scale does not take into account other potentially deadly hazards such as storm surge, rainfall flooding, and tornadoes.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale estimates potential property damage. While all hurricanes produce life-threatening winds, hurricanes rated Category 3 and higher are known as major hurricanes*. Major hurricanes can cause devastating to catastrophic wind damage and significant loss of life simply due to the strength of their winds. Hurricanes of all categories can produce deadly storm surge, rain-induced floods, and tornadoes. These hazards require people to take protective action, including evacuating from areas vulnerable to storm surge.

(Source: NOAA)