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Track hurricanes and tropical storms with the most up-to-date live streaming webcams of beaches in the U.S. Use this page as a guide to track the weather and view live cams along the U.S. coast and Caribbean.

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Hurricane Facts

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 scale based on the sustained wind speed of a hurricane. The scale provides general public with a good indication of the intensity of the hurricane and what people can expect for property damage.

Storms start as a tropical wave or depression before developing into a tropical storm. Warm ocean waters and wind speeds will fuel a tropical storm, if wind speeds reach more than 74 miles per hour, a hurricane forms.
 

Hurricane Category Scale

Hurricane Wind Speed Category Scale 1-5
 

Hurricane Category Wind Speeds
CATEGORY WIND SPEED DAMAGE
Hurricane Tropical Depression Icon - LiveBeaches.com 0-38 MPH Tropical Depression
Hurricane Tropical Storm Icon - LiveBeaches.com 39-73 MPH Tropical Storm
Hurricane Category 1 Icon - LiveBeaches.com 74-95 MPH Dangerous winds will produce some damage
Hurricane Category 2 Icon - LiveBeaches.com 96-110 MPH Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage
Hurricane Category 3 Icon - LiveBeaches.com 111-129 MPH Devastating damage will occur
Hurricane Category 4 Icon - LiveBeaches.com 130-156 MPH Catastrophic damage will occur
Hurricane Category 5 Icon - LiveBeaches.com 157+ MPH Catastrophic damage to homes; long-lasting power outages causing affected areas to be uninhabitable

The World Meteorological Organization is responsible for assigning names to tropical storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean and reach a sustained wind speed of 39 miles per hour. Any storm that reaches a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour qualifies as a “Hurricane”. Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm name lists repeat every six years, unless the World Meteorological Organization votes to retire a catastrophic hurricane from future lists. For example, in 2018, Sara replaced name “Sandy” from 2012.
 

 

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