Saffir Simpson Scale: How Should We Change It?

By: leftlink, 11:38 PM GMT on August 31, 2012

This blog will be used to share ideas on changing the Saffir Simpson scale so that it will more accurately warn the public about storms with a large area and duration (such as Ike or Issac). The first entry will be updated frequently and will contain the latest ideas for changing the scale.Background: Here are the existing categories of the scale, and observations people have made about the limitations of it:1) The current scale, based completely on highest surface...

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