Category 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin: Interesting statistics

This page provides some basic, but very interesting statistics about category 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin since 1851.  Category 5 storms are extremely rare.  In fact, only 34* category 5 storms (~4% of all hurricanes) are found in the historical record.  In the 165 years since records began (1851), there have only been six […]

Hurricane Matthew becomes powerful Category 5 in the Caribbean on 9/30/16

You can also use our interactive tropical cyclone map to view more data about Hurricane Matthew. Category-5 storms are extremely rare in the Atlantic basin. September 30, 2016 Where is Hurricane Matthew headed? October 3, 2016 At 11 pm EDT, Friday September 30, Hurricane Matthew was upgraded to category 5 status by the National Hurricane […]