New Scale To Measure Hurricanes

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The National Weather Service may soon have a new tool to assist in predicting a hurricane’s strength.  The Integrated Kinetic Energy  or IKE scale is designed to include storm surge along with the wind speed to help predict the destructive potential of a hurricane.  Patent for the IKE scale has been issued to Dr. Timothy Reinhold from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and Dr. Mark Powell, scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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