Sep 1, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Becomes the 5th Atlantic Category 5 in 4 Years

The Bahamas
by
The Weather Channel
The tracks of all 35 Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes are shown on the map above. The segment of each track where those hurricanes had Category 5 winds is shown in red.
The tracks of all 35 Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes are shown on the map above. The segment of each track where those hurricanes had Category 5 winds is shown in red.

Dorian is the 35th Category 5 hurricane on record in the Atlantic.

Most Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes have occurred in August and September.

Four Atlantic hurricanes have made landfall in the continental U.S. as a Category 5.

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Hurricane Dorian intensified into a Category 5 on Sunday morning, becoming the fifth Atlantic hurricane in the past four years to reach this highest level on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Dorian's intensification into a Category 5 marked the fourth year in a row the Atlantic basin has had at least one hurricane reach that strength. That's the most consecutive years on record with at least one Category 5 in the Atlantic, topping a three-year stretch from 2003 to 2005.