How we measure hurricanes is inadequate—and potentially deadly

With severe storms like Harvey and Irma becoming more common, it’s time to leave the Saffir-Simpson scale in the 20th Century

Not just blowing hot air (Shuttershock)

A scientific relic

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (National Hurricane Center)

Not just blowing hot air

The Weather Channel’s storm tracker

Media bluster

All the gear, no idea

A more accurate barometer

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