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2014 Storm Names
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Arthur
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Dolly
Edouard
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2014 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season
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Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale
Category Winds
(mph)
Depression <39
Tropical Storm 39-73
Hurricane Cat. 1 74-95
Hurricane Cat. 2 96-110
Hurricane Cat. 3 111-129
Hurricane Cat. 4 130-156
Hurricane Cat. 5 > 156
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Tide Predictions

Philadelphia, PA/Mt. Holly, NJ WFO area

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Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale

Category Winds Pressure Storm Surge Damages
1
74-95 MPH
64-82 KTS
119-153 KM/HR
Greater than 980 Millibars
28.94 Inches of Mercury
4-5 FT above
normal
No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Also, some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.
2
96-110 MPH
83-95 KTS
154-177 KM/HR
965 - 980 Millibars
28.50 - 28.94 Inches of Mercury
6 -8 FT above normal
Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blown down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of the hurricane center. Small craFT in unprotected anchorages break moorings.
3
111-130 MPH
96-113 KTS
178-209 KM/HR
945 to 965 millibars
28.50 - 27.91 Inches of Mercury
9-12 FT above normal
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtainwall failures. Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off trees and large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by battering from floating debris. Terrain continuously lower than 5 FT above mean sea level may be flooded inland 8 miles (13 km) or more. Evacuation of low-lying residences with several blocks of the shoreline may be required.
4
131-155 MPH
114-135 KTS
210-249 KM/HR
920 - 945 Millibars
27.91 -27.17 Inches of Mercury
13-18 FT above normal
More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences. Shrubs, trees, and all signs are blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Extensive damage to doors and windows. Low-lying escape routes may be cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore. Terrain lower than 10 FT above sea level may be flooded requiring massive evacuation of residential areas as far inland as 6 miles (10 km).
5
Greater than 155 MPH
Greater than 135 KTS
Greater Than 249 KM/HR
Lower than 920 Millibars
Lower than 27.17 Inches of Mercury
Greater than 18 FT above normal
Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. All shrubs, trees, and signs blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Severe and extensive window and door damage. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 FT above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5-10 miles (8-16 km) of the shoreline may be required.