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Cyclone ratings.


Ratings

Subtropical invest

Subtropical Invest
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

A subtropical invest is a disturbance, wave, or low that is subtropical in nature. It can range from breeze to gale force winds before/if it develops.


Tropical invest

Tropical Invest
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

A tropical invest is a disturbance, wave, or low that is tropical in nature. It can range from breeze to gale force winds before/if it develops. These weak cyclones have or can have warm cores.


Subtropical storm

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

Main article: Subtropical cyclone

A subtropical storm is a storm that develops from subtropical invests, or even form from invests that were previously tropical. These storms are classified as a subtropical depression or a subtropical storm depending on their wind speed, Subtropical storms have winds of 39 mph or more and are a given a name (e.g. Andrea) There have been some cases of subtropical storms reaching hurricane strength while subtropical (e.g., in 1968), but they can undergo tropical transition and become purely tropical storms and hurricanes.

(Sub)Tropical depression

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min) 

A tropical depression' is the first rating of a tropical or subtropical cyclone. It typically has winds of 38 mph (62 km/h or 34 kt) or less and receives a number to start its life off with. Depressions are also the rating for a storm that was already a tropical/subtropical storm or hurricane that had weakened for various reasons. There have been very rare cases of tropical depressions forming inland rather than at sea (e.g. in the 2011 North Indian Ocean cyclone season).


Tropical storm

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min) 

A tropical storm is the second rating of a tropical cyclone. It has winds of between 39 and 73 mph (35-63 kts or 63-118 km/h) and receives a name with letters ranging from A to Z (e.g. Colin) when a storm has winds of at least 39 mph (35 kts or 63 km/h). Storms Are also ratings for cyclones that had weakened from hurricanes. There have been very rare cases of storms forming inland rather than at sea (e.g. in 1961). Sometimes, tropical storms can form eyes.

Hurricane

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min) 

A hurricane is the next rating for a Tropical/Subtropical cyclone. These storms range from 74 to 110 mph. These storms can become major hurricanes if conditions are good enough. Storms of this intensity can form very small or very large eyes. There have been rare cases of storms attaining Hurricane status in cold waters or at a far north latitude.


Major Hurricane

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min) 

A major hurricane is the strongest a hurricane *a real one* can get. These storms typically have winds ranging from 111 to 194 mph. Major hurricanes can be as small as Rhode Island or as large as Europe. These storms eyes can be either tiny or up-to 150 miles wide. Some storms have rarely attained Major hurricane status when they were over colder then required water temps or at a far north then average latitude. Spcardozo classfies them from 111-219 mph. 

Catastrophic Hurricane

Category 7 hurricane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 235 mph (380 km/h) (1-min) 

A catastrophic hurricane is stronger than a major hurricane, but weaker than a hypercane. From 195 mph-499 mph. Spcardozo classfies them from 220-299 mph. 

Supercane

Category 9 hurricane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 345 mph (555 km/h) (1-min) 
Spcardozo classfies them as 300-499 mph.

Hypercane

Hypercane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 575 mph (925 km/h) (1-min) 

If a storm goes beyond catastrophic hurricane Status, they can become Hypercanes if winds are at least 500 mph. Water temps however would have to be at least 120°F for this to Occur. While there haven't been any hypercanes in recent history, there have been possibilities that they may have happened before satellites or any reliable weather tech was around. Hypercanes can either be small as Hawaii or as large as africa. These storm can reach nearly 20 miles into the upper stratosphere and have tiny eyes or massive eyes.

Super-hypercane

Super Hypercane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 1725 mph (2780 km/h) (1-min) 

A super hypercane is a storm that can form if winds are between 1500 and 2449 mph. If a such storm happens, it would be as large as all of Europe and Africa combimed or as small as an ordinary hurricane.

Megacane

Category 3 megacane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 3200 mph (5150 km/h) (1-min) 

A megacane is a storm that can form if winds are between 2450 and 3249 mph. This storm can even attain its 2nd category rating if winds are at least 2965 mph and its 3rd category rating if winds are at least 3160 mph.

Superstorm

Superstorm
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 4075 mph (6555 km/h) (1-min) 

A superstorm can form if winds are between 3250 mph and 4274 mph.

Infinite Storm

Infinite Storm
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 115100 mph (185200 km/h) (1-min) 

A infinite storm can form if winds are between 4275 and 499,999 mph.

Mini-blackhole

Mini Black Hole
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 575500 mph (926000 km/h) (1-min) 

This storm can form if winds are at least 500,000-999,999 mph. This is the 1st strongest a storm can possibly get.

Super mini-blackhole

This strong storm can have winds are at least 1,000,000 mph

Super Mini Black Hole
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 1151000 mph (1852000 km/h) (1-min) 

Hyper mini-blackhole

This is the strongest of the catgories with winds of 1 billion to INF mph.

Snowcane

Snowcane
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

A Snowcane is a Storm That causes mainly snow and blizzard conditions. These storms have the appearance of Hurricanes and can/do bring hurricane force winds. These storms can cause Ice Ages that can last as little as a full year or a full century.

Lightning-Cane

LightningCane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min) 

A lightning-Cane is a hurricane that causes only lightning, as many as thousands or tens of thousands of Lightning bolts per minute, even per second. Over 15,000 people were killed by Lightning-Cane Bret(2023).


Firecane

Firecane
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min) 

A firecane is a hurricane of mainly fire, smoke and ash.

Mostly the fire a firecane does kills over 5,500

Scale

Scale
Category Winds(mph)knots
Tropical/Subtropical Depression <33
Tropical/Subtropical Storms Tropical: 34-63 , subtropical: >34
1 64-85(74-95
2 86-95(96-110)
3 96-114(111-129)
4 115-136(130-156)
5 137-184(157-194)
6 185-219(195-224)
7 220-259(225-236)
8 260-279mph
9 280-299mph
10 300-499 mph
Hyper [tel:[tel:500-1499 500-1499] 500-1499] mph
Super Hyper [tel:[tel:1500-2449 1500-2449] 1500-2449] mph
1(Megacane) [tel:[tel:2500-2964 2500-2964] 2500-2964] mph
2(Megacane) [tel:[tel:2965-3159 2965-3159] 2965-3159] mph
3(Megacane) [tel:[tel:3160-3249 3160-3249] 3160-3249] mph
Superstorm [tel:[tel:3250-4274 3250-4274] 3250-4274] mph
INF Storm 4275-499,999 mph
Mini black hole 500,000-999,999 mph
Super Mini black hole >1,000,000 mph

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