Where does Hurricane Harvey rank?

What was Hurricane Harvey official rating?

Harvey underwent rapid intensification and quickly became a Category 3 hurricane on Friday at 2 PM (120 mph sustained winds) and then a Category 4 hurricane (130 mph sustained winds) early Friday evening.

What category was Hurricane Harvey when it hit Houston?

HOUSTON – Four years ago, people up and down the Texas coast were bracing for what would become one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Hurricane Harvey made landfall about 10 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2017, on San Jose Island, as a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 130 mph.

Was Harvey a hurricane or a tropical storm?

Harvey was the first major hurricane to hit the middle Texas coast in more than 40 years. Previously, Category 3 Hurricane Celia was the strongest, making landfall on Aug. 3, 1970. Hurricane Harvey exploded from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in just 40 hours.

How much water did Hurricane Harvey dump?

By the time Harvey dissipated it had dropped around 33 trillion gallons of water primarily on Texas, Louisiana and, to a lesser extent, Tennessee and Kentucky. By comparison, about 23.8 trillion gallons of water flows over Niagara Falls per year.

What’s the worst hurricane on record?

The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history was the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, a Category 4 storm that essentially obliterated the city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900.

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Has there been a storm Nicholas?

Tropical Storm Nicholas (2003), long-lived and erratic tropical storm. Hurricane Nicholas (2021), Category 1 hurricane that made landfall near Sargent, Texas, bringing heavy rainfall and storm surge to parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast.