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Highland Beach, Florida
Categories & Warnings
Categories
Hurricanes are classified into five categories based on their wind speed, central pressure, and damage potential. Category 3 and higher hurricanes are considered major hurricanes, though Categories 1 and 2 are still extremely dangerous and warrant your full attention.
  • Category 1: 74 - 95 mph
  • Category 2: 96 - 100 mph
  • Category 3: 111 - 130 mph
  • Category 4: 131 - 155 mph
  • Category 5: 155+ mph

Watch vs. Warning
  • Hurricane Watch - A hurricane watch means affected areas could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours.
  • Hurricane Warning - A hurricane warning means sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within your area within 24 hours.

What is a Tropical Storm
A tropical storm is an organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph.

 
Highland Beach Police Department • 3614 S. Ocean Boulevard • Highland Beach, FL 33487 • Ph: (561) 266-5800 • Fx: (561) 274-9457
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