A Picture of a Category 3 Hurricane

Category 3 Hurricane

One-minute maximum sustained wind speeds for a category 3 hurricane:

  • Miles per hour (mph): 111 to 129.
  • Kilometers per hour (km/h): 178 to 208.
  • Knots: 96 to 112.
  • Meters per second (m/s): 50 to 58.

Below you can learn more about category 3 hurricanes, view a list of past category 3 hurricanes and photos.


About Category 3 Hurricanes

A category 3 hurricane is the median strength rated 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.


List of Past Category 3 Hurricanes

Below is a list of category 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic since 2000 to 2018:

  1. Hurricane Alberto - 2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  2. Hurricane Erin - 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  3. Hurricane Felix - 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  4. Hurricane Isidore - 2002 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  5. Hurricane Kate - 2003 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  6. Hurricane Alex - 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  7. Hurricane Jeanne - 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  8. Hurricane Maria - 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  9. Hurricane Beta - 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  10. Hurricane Gordon - 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  11. Hurricane Helene - 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  12. Hurricane Bertha - 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  13. Hurricane Fred - 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  14. Hurricane Karl - 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  15. Hurricane Irene - 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  16. Hurricane Rina - 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  17. Hurricane Michael - 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  18. Hurricane Sandy - 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  19. Hurricane Edouard - 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  20. Hurricane Danny - 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  21. Hurricane Gaston - 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  22. Hurricane Otto - 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  23. Hurricane Lee - 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  24. Hurricane Ophelia - 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season