Igor On The Brink Of Category 5

With maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, hurricane Igor is as strong as a category 4 hurricane can be; any further strengthening would make Igor a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Category One Hurricane (Sustained winds 74-95 mph).  Very dangerous winds will produce some damage

Category Two Hurricane (Sustained winds 96-110 mph).  Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage

Category Three Hurricane (Sustained winds 111-130 mph). Devastating damage will occur

Category Four Hurricane (Sustained winds 131-155 mph).  Catastrophic damage will occur

Category Five Hurricane (Sustained winds greater than 155 mph).  Catastrophic damage will occur

The forecast from the National Hurricane Center is for the storm to remain quite strong for the next 12 to 24 hours before slowly weakening as it tracks in the direction of Bermuda.

Tom Tasselmyer

Advertisements

There are no comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: