Saffir-Simpson scale News

Why June Storms Are No Harbinger of What’s to Come

A week into June and two tropical storms have drenched the U.S. South. Perhaps it would be a good time to stock up on duct tape, plywood and sandbags. Unfortunately, using the first few weeks to predict the rest of …

Cat 5 Patricia ‘Strongest Eastern North Pacific Hurricane on Record:’ NHC

Hurricane Patricia has strengthened into a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, which is tracking the storm. The NHC’s latest bulletin said Patricia is the “strongest eastern North Pacific hurricane on …