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 strength 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