Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating that rates the intensity based on a hurricane's maximum sustained wind speed. It does not take hazards such as storm surge, rainfall flooding, and tornadoes into account.

Category
Wind Speed (km/h)
Wind Speed (mph)
Wind Speed (kts)
Damage
1
119-153
74-95
64-72
Very dangerous winds will produce damage.
2
154-177
96-110
73-95
Extensive damage will occur.
3
178-208
111-129
96-112
Devastating damage will occur.
4
209-251
130-156
113-136
Catastrophic damage will occur.
5
>252
>157
>137
Catastrophic damage will occur.