One-minute maximum sustained wind speeds for a category 3 hurricane:
Below you can learn more about a category 3 hurricane, view a list of past category 3 hurricanes and photos.
A category 3 hurricane is the median strength hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and will cause devastating damage with a significant chance for fatalities. An area hit by a hurricane of this strength can have extended periods of power outages and lack other utilities for several weeks.
Below is a list of category 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic since 2000 to 2018:
Below are satellite images of six category 3 hurricanes.