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What was the last hurricane to hit the US?

Harvey was the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, and the first Category 4 hurricane to affect Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961. The last time a hurricane made landfall in Texas was in 2008 when Hurricane Ike, a Category 2 storm, struck the state.

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Accordingly, when was the last time a Category 5 hurricane hit the US?

Systems

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.

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