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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

If this has been discussed before pardon me please. With the increasing frequency and intensity of hurricanes will NOAA/other agency update the Saffir scale and add a category 6 and possibly a 7?


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Category 5 is Sustained Winds of 155+ No need for Category 6.

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

There have been only a handful of Cat. 5 hurricanes.

User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4588 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Everyone else summed it up well. Just like the Fujita scale and tornadoes...they have made the level "5" to include anything above the threshold level. No need to create additional levels, even though the Fujita scale originally went to F12 - but its damaged based, so no need to go higher than F5 for the public.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

If a category 5 will destroy and kill everything, what's the use of having a higher number?  

It's like driving a Ford Focus into a concrete wall at 100 mph. Anything faster will have the same result. I suppose there might be bragging rights issues: "Oh yeah? Well, my brother drove his Focus into a concrete wall doing 150 mph! So there!"

Mark

[Edited 2005-09-21 23:00:29]

User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

I dunno, maybe a Cat 6 for the history books to tell which hurricanes had 175+ mph winds. There have been a couple of those.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 5):
I dunno, maybe a Cat 6 for the history books to tell which hurricanes had 175+ mph winds. There have been a couple of those.

Once again. A Category 5 is 155+ It doesn't say 155-174. Category 5 is anything and everything above 155


User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Hurricanes that reach cat. 5 status rarely maintain that level, look at what Katrina did right before it made landfall. When they reach cat. 5 hurricanes become unstable and they have to reorganize, in the process dropping windspeed. This is why cat. 5 hurricanes are so rare, and the ones that make it don't stay that way for long.


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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

I know that. I should have made my self clearer. Maybe they should set up a Cat 6 listing to show which hurricanes have had sustained winds above 175 mph. Again, there have been a few of those.

http://library.thinkquest.org/16132/html/hurricaneinfo/tenmost.html


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1044 times:
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Besides, the "strength" of the storm is determined not only by wind speed, but by barometric pressure.

That's how you separate different Cat 5 storms.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
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N1120A and I have determined that there is no Category 6 classification for hurricanes.

The matter is closed.....good day, sir.



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
It's like driving a Ford Focus into a concrete wall at 100 mph.

I didn't know a Ford Focus could go 100 mph...  Wink

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 9):
Besides, the "strength" of the storm is determined not only by wind speed, but by barometric pressure.

Yes- and the rapid pressure drop of this bitch is frightening.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 934 times:
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I said:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
The matter is closed.....good day, sir.

So...good day sir!



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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 878 times:



Anthony


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 13):

Now *that* was a cat. 6 disaster!  rotfl 



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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 850 times:

LOL, btw, cheesiest movie I've ever seen.  rotfl 

Anthony


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