List of Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes

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A Category 5 hurricane is a hurricane that winds get over 155 mph. This page is a list of the Category 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Due to older technology, there may have been Category 5 hurricanes before 1900. There are no records of a Category 5 hurricane before 1900. The season with the most Category 5 hurricanes was in 2005, which had four.

Retirement of Category 5 hurricanes[change | change source]

Category 5 hurricanes are very destructive and many Category 5 hurricanes get their names retired after the season. Of the named Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes only 4 of them have not had their name retired, the four names are: Cleo (1958), Ethel (1960), Edith (1971), and Emily (2005 Atlantic hurricane season|2005).

Category 5 hurricanes[change | change source]

Tracks of all known Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

This is the list, it is ordered by year of the Category 5 hurricane.

Name Season Highest winds
Knots Kilometers per hour Miles per hour
1920s
"Cuba" 1924 145 270 165
"Okeechobee" 1928 140 260 160
1930s
"Bahamas" 1932 140 260 160
"Labor Day" 1935 160 295 185
"New England" 1938 140 260 160
1940s
"Fort Lauderdale" 1947 140 260 160
1950s
Dog 1950 160 295 185
Easy 1951 140 260 160
Janet 1955 150 280 175
Cleo 1958 140 260 160
1960s
Donna 1960 140 260 160
Ethel 140 260 160
Carla 1961 150 280 175
Hattie 140 260 160
Beulah 1967 140 260 160
Camille 1969 165 305 190
1970s
Edith 1971 140 260 160
Anita 1977 150 280 175
David 1979 150 280 175
1980s
Allen 1980 165 305 190
Gilbert 1988 160 295 185
Hugo 1989 140 260 160
1990s
Andrew 1992 150 280 175
Mitch 1998 155 285 180
2000s
Isabel 2003 145 270 165
Ivan 2004 145 270 165
Emily 2005 140 260 160
Katrina 150 280 175
Rita 155 285 180
Wilma 160 295 185
Dean 2007 150 280 175
Felix 150 280 175

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