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NOAA to modify hurricane intensity scale on May 15, 2012

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is the standard used to measure hurricane intensity, and this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is making a modification of the scale. The changes go into effect as of May 15, 2012. The scale is being adjusted slightly to resolve issues associated with the conversion of units used […]

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