A Photo of a Category 4 Hurricane

Category 4 Hurricane

One-minute maximum sustained wind speeds for a category 4 hurricane:

  • Miles per hour (mph): 130 to 156.
  • Kilometers per hour (km/h): 209 to 251.
  • Knots: 113 to 136.
  • Meters per second (m/s): 58 to 70.

Below you can learn more about a category 4 hurricane, view a list of past category 4 hurricanes and photos.


About Category 4 Hurricanes

A category 4 hurricane is the second highest rated hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and will cause very catastrophic damage with the potential for abnormally large loss of life. An area hit by a hurricane of this strength can have extended periods of power outages and lack other utilities for many weeks.


List of Past Category 4 Hurricanes

Below is a list of category 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic since 2000 to 2018:

  1. Hurricane Isaac - 2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  2. Hurricane Keith - 2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  3. Hurricane Iris - 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  4. Hurricane Michelle - 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  5. Hurricane Lili - 2002 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  6. Hurricane Fabian - 2003 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  7. Hurricane Charley - 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  8. Hurricane Frances - 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  9. Hurricane Karl - 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  10. Hurricane Dennis - 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  11. Hurricane Gustav - 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  12. Hurricane Ike - 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  13. Hurricane Omar - 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  14. Hurricane Paloma - 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  15. Hurricane Bill - 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  16. Hurricane Danielle - 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  17. Hurricane Earl - 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  18. Hurricane Igor - 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  19. Hurricane Julia - 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  20. Hurricane Katia - 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  21. Hurricane Ophelia - 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  22. Hurricane Gonzalo - 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  23. Hurricane Joaquin - 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  24. Hurricane Nicole - 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  25. Hurricane Harvey - 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  26. Hurricane Jose - 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  27. Hurricane Florence - 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season