Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

This scale is chosen by most hurricane experts. Here is more detail of the scale (NOTE: This table does not include Category 6 or the hypercane categories because there are hypothetical):

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
Category Windspeed
Tropical depression <38 mph
Subtropical depression <38 mph
Tropical storm 38-73 mph
Subtropical storm >38 mph
Category 1 hurricane 74-95 mph
Category 2 hurricane 96-110 mph
Category 3 major hurricane 111-129 mph
Category 4 major hurricane 130-156 mph
Category 5 major hurricane >156 mph

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