Texas Weather Conditions, Radar, Forecasts
This site provides current East Texas weather conditions, weather radar, short and 10-day forecasts, weather maps, and Texas drought information.
It also provides links to official weather sites such as the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC), and popular regional media outlets.
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East Texas Radar, Current Weather Conditions, and Forecast
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
A Tropical Depression is a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed is 38 mph or or less.
A tropical cyclone is named as a Tropical Storm when its wind reaches 39mph sustained.
A cyclone reaching 74mph is classified as a Hurricane.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage.
|Category||Strength in MPH|
|5||157 or greater (Major)|