One reason for the appalling death toll was the dearth of advance notice before the arrival of the massive Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
What does SSHS stand for?
SSHS stands for Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
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We have 23 other meanings of SSHS in our Acronym Attic
- Space Station Hazardous Processing Facility
- Self Service Human Resources
- Sex Steroid Hormone Receptor (endocrinology)
- Single-Switch Hybrid Rectifier
- Stress-Sensitive Hypertensive Rats
- Support Staff Human Resources (University of Alberta; Canada)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Southern Sudan Human Rights Commission
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Secretariat Staff Human Resources Office
- Saint Stephens High School
- South Salem High School (Salem, Oregon)
- South Side High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
- South Spencer High School (Rockport, IN)
- South Suburban Humane Society (Chicago Heights, IL)
- Southport State High School (Queensland, Australia)
- Spanish Springs High School (Spanish Springs, NV)
- Standish Sterling High School (Michigan)
- Specialized Science High Schools Admissions Test
- Solomon Schechter High School of Long Island (New York)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Although the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale was not developed until 1971, meteorologists studying the effects of the New England Hurricane of 1938 know it was a Category 5 storm while over the ocean and made landfall on Long Island as a strong Category 3 storm.
The KC Wind Damage Scale differs from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale used to categorize hurricanes.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a rating used to give an estimate of possible property damage and flooding expected along a coast when a hurricane strikes land.
Hurricane Charley strengthened rapidly just before striking the southwestern coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale on August 13, 2004.
Although Ike was a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale at landfall, we believe the large wind field and the storm's high integrated kinetic energy, combined with wind damage through the Ohio Valley are not fully contemplated in current industry estimates.
The KC Wind Damage Scale differs markedly from the well-known Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which is used to categorize hurricanes.
These storms are classified according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale on a rating of 1 to 5, based upon wind speed.