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Hurricane Patricia vs. Mexico
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Hurricane Patricia is expected to make landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast later today.

It is a category 5 hurricane. But that's only because the scale goes no higher than 5.

Category 1 has sustained winds from 104-133 kph.
Category 2 has sustained winds from 135-154 kph.
Category 3 has sustained winds from 156-198 kph.
Category 4 has sustained winds from 199-220 kph.
Category 5 is everything higher than that.

Figure out what you think a consistent classification for an upper limit for category 5 ought to be.

Radar returns from Hurricane Patricia are showing 325kph sustained winds.

This planet's climate is no longer like that of the planet for which the scale was designed.
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Hurricane Patricia vs. Mexico - by Bear - 10-24-2015, 02:58 AM
RE: Hurricane Patricia vs. Mexico - by Bear - 10-24-2015, 11:44 AM

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