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What was the last hurricane to hit the US?
Accordingly, when was the last time a Category 5 hurricane hit the US?
|Name||Dates as a Category 5||Sustained wind speeds|
|Matthew||October 1, 2016||165 mph (270 km/h)|
|Irma||September 5–9, 2017 †||180 mph (285 km/h)|
|Maria||September 18–20, 2017 †||175 mph (280 km/h)|
|Michael||October 10, 2018||160 mph (260 km/h)|
Likewise, what was the last hurricane in 2019? Hurricane Pablo became the sixth Atlantic hurricane of 2019 on October 27 unusually far to the north—at 42.8°N, near the latitude of Boston. Only one other storm since 1950 reached hurricane intensity at a farther north latitude.
Subsequently, question is, what was the most recent hurricane?
Hurricane Dorian's winds strengthen to 140 mph Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen on Friday night, with maximum sustained winds of up to 140 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Is a category 6 hurricane possible?
First of all, there is currently no Category 6 for hurricanes. We measure hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which classifies storms from weaker (Category 1) to stronger (Category 5) based on their maximum sustained wind speeds. Some storms are also more intense, reaching wind speeds of over 200 miles per hour.