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Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:47 am

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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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:50 am

Category 5 is Sustained Winds of 155+ No need for Category 6.
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:05 am

There have been only a handful of Cat. 5 hurricanes.
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:50 am

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.
 
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:55 am

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!"

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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:56 am

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.
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:03 am

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
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:07 am

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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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:08 am

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
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:08 am

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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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:25 am

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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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:30 am

I said:

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

So...good day sir!
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:41 am



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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:51 am

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 13):

Now *that* was a cat. 6 disaster!  rotfl 
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RE: Category 6 Hurricane?

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:04 pm

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

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