• AccuWeather says it has created its own hurricane scale, but why?

    2 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Barry Lee Myers sits with Sen. Pat Toomey , during his Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing to lead NOAA in 2017.
    For the last decade, since Hurricane Ike delivered a devastating storm surge into the greater Houston region, hurricane forecasters have wrung their hands about the efficacy of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Ike was designated a "Category 2" storm on the scale, which rates storms from 1 to 5. Categories 3, 4, and 5 are designated "major" hurricanes.
    Because Ike was not a "major" hurricane, not everyone took the storm...
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