What hurricane was in 1971?
The 1971 Atlantic hurricane season was fairly active with several notable storms. Hurricane Edith, the strongest of the season, was a Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the highest category on the scale.
|Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)|
|Peak intensity||80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min) 989 mbar (hPa)|
How many hurricanes have made a US landfall as a Category 5 storm?
Officially, from 1924 to 2020, 37 Category 5 hurricanes have been recorded. No Category 5 hurricanes were observed officially before 1924.
What is a hurricane category 5?
A Category 5 has maximum sustained winds of at least 156 mph, according to this National Hurricane Center report from May 2021, and the effects can be devastating. “People, livestock, and pets are at very high risk of injury or death from flying or falling debris, even if indoors in manufactured homes or framed homes.
Has a Category 5 hurricane ever hit the United States?
Hurricane Camille, 1969
17 it made landfall as a Category 5 storm along the Mississippi coast. The NHC says the exact wind speed of Camille may never be known since it destroyed all the wind-recording instruments in the area where it made landfall.