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Most Intense (3, 4, 5) Continental United States Hurricanes: 1851 - 1960, 1969 (Camille), and 1983-2014

(Revised in July 2016 to include the 1956 to 1960 hurricane seasons' reanalyses)

# Date Time Latitude Longitude Max Winds
(kt)
SS
HWS
RMW
nm
Central
Pressure
(mb)
States Affected Name
39/3/19350200Z24.8N80.8W16055892CFL5,BFL5"Labor Day"
98/18/19690400Z30.3N89.4W150510900MS5,LA5,AL1Camille
28/26/19920905Z25.5N80.3W145510922CFL5,BFL4Andrew
18/10/1856$ 1800Z29.2N91.1W130410934 LA4"Last Island"
58/20/18861300Z28.1N96.8W130 4 15 925 BTX4"Indianola"
29/10/19190700Z24.6N82.9W130 4 15 927 BFL4,CFL2---------
28/14/19320400Z29.0N95.2W130 4 10 935 CTX4,BTX1"Freeport"
38/13/20041945Z26.6N82.2W130 4 --- 941 BFL4,CFL1,DFL1Charley
79/18/1926 1200Z 25.7N 80.3W 125 4 20 930 CFL4,BFL3"Great Miami"
49/17/1928 0000Z 26.7N 80.0W 125 4 30 929 CFL4,BFL3,AFL1,DFL1"Lake Okeechobee"
59/10/1960 0700Z 24.8N 80.9W 125 4 20 930 BFL4,CFL4Donna
19/9/1900 0200Z 29.1N 95.1W 120 4 15 936 CTX4"Galveston"
89/22/1989 0400Z 32.8N 79.8W 120 4 --- 934 SC4,INC1Hugo
1010/2/1893 0800Z 29.3N 89.8W 115 4 10 948 LA4"Chenier Caminanda"
710/2/1898 1600Z 30.9N 81.4W 115 4 20 938 GA4,DFL2----------
28/17/1915 0700Z 29.2N 95.1W 115 4 25 940 CTX4,BTX1,LA1"Galveston"
68/18/1916 2200Z 27.0N 97.4W 115 4 25 932 ATX4----------
99/15/1945 1930Z 25.3N 80.3W 115 4 10 949 CFL4,BFL2,DFL1----------
49/16/1947 1630Z 26.1N 80.1W 115 4 15 943 CFL4,BFL2----------
89/22/1948 0500Z 25.8N 81.3W 115 4 10 940 BFL4,CFL2----------
28/26/1949 2300Z 26.6N 80.0W 115 4 20 954 CFL4,BFL1,AFL1,DFL1,GA1----------
1110/18/1950 0500Z 25.7N 80.2W 115 4 5 955 CFL4,DFL1King
1410/14/1954 1530Z 33.9N 78.6W 115 4 20 938 SC4,NC4Hazel
89/29/1959 1700Z 32.5N 80.4W 115 4 10 951 SC4Gracie
69/16/1855$ 0300Z 29.2N 89.5W 110 3---945 LA3,MS3"Middle Gulf Shore"
18/11/1860$ 2000Z 29.2N 90.0W 110 3---945 LA3,MS3,AL2----------
49/1/1879$ 1600Z 29.5N 91.4W 110 3--- 945 LA3----------
28/13/1880# 0100Z 25.8N 97.0W 110 3 10 931 ATX3----------
29/10/1882 0200Z 30.4N 86.8W 110 3--- 949 AFL3,AL1----------
38/16/1888$ 1900Z 25.8N 80.1W 110 3--- 945 CFL3,BFL1----------
49/29/1896 1100Z 29.2N 83.1W 110 3 15 960 AFL3,DFL3,GA2,SC1,NC1,VA1----------
69/29/1915 1800Z 29.1N 90.3W 110 3 20 944 LA3,MS2"New Orleans"
109/5/1933 0400Z 26.1N 97.2W 110 3 20 940 ATX3----------
119/4/1933 0500Z 26.9N 80.1W 110 3 15 948 CF3----------
29/23/1941 2200Z 28.8N 95.6W 110 3 20 942 CTX3,BTX2----------
26/27/1957 1330Z 29.8N 93.7W 110 3 15 946 LA3,CTX2Audrey
89/27/1958* 1800Z 33.9N 77.6W 110 3 20 938 NC3Helene
118/29/2005 1110Z 29.3N 89.6W 110 3 --- 920 LA3,MS3,AL1Katrina
1010/12/1886 2200Z 29.8N 93.5W 105 3 --- 950 LA3,CTX2---------
910/13/1893 1300Z 33.0N 79.5W 105 3 15 955 SC3,NC2,VA1---------
510/9/1894 0300Z 30.2N 85.5W 105 3 --- 950 AFL3,GA1---------
38/18/1899 0100Z 35.2N 75.8W 105 3 --- 945 NC3---------
810/18/1906 0900Z 24.7N 81.1W 105 3 10 953 BFL3,CFL3---------
27/5/1916 2100Z 30.4N 88.4W 105 3 20 950 MS3,AL2,AFL2---------
18/6/1918 1800Z 29.8N 93.2W 105 3 10 955 LA3,CTX1---------
6/9/21/1938 2000Z 40.7N 72.9W 105 3 40 941 NY3,CT3,RI3,MA2"Great New England"
1310/18/1944 2100Z 24.6N 82.9W 105 3 30 949 BFL3---------
59/5/19501700Z 29.1N 82.8W 105 3 15 960 AFL3,BFL1Easy
99/16/20040650Z 30.2N 87.9W 105 3 --- 946 AL3,AFL3Ivan
109/26/20040400Z27.2N 80.2W 105 3 --- 950 CFL3,BFL1,AFL1Jeanne
47/10/20051930Z30.4N 87.1W 105 3 --- 946 AFL3,IAL1Dennis
2110/24/20051030Z25.9N 81.7W 105 3 --- 950 BFL3,CFL2Wilma
48/23/1851$ 2100Z 30.1N 85.7W 100 3 --- 955 AFL3,GA1"Great Middle Florida"
18/26/1852 0600Z 30.2N 88.6W 100 3 10 961 AL3,MS3,LA2,AFL1"Great Mobile"
29/8/1854 2000Z 31.7N 81.1W 100 3 40 950 GA3,SC2,DFL1"Great Carolina"
69/8/1869 2200Z 41.4N 71.7W 100 3 30 965 RI3,MA3,CT1"Eastern New England"
38/17/1871$ 0200Z 27.1N 80.2W 100 3 30 955 CFL3,DFL1,AFL1----------
510/7/1873$ 0100Z 26.5N 82.2W 100 3 25 959 BFL3,CFL2,DFL1----------
39/16/1875 2100Z 27.7N 97.2W 100 3 --- 955 BTX3,ATX2----------
410/3/1877$ 0500Z 30.0N 85.5W 100 3 --- 955 AFL3,GA1----------
28/18/1879 1200Z 34.7N 76.7W 100 3 15 971 NC3,VA2----------
68/28/1893 0500Z 31.7N 81.1W 100 3 25 954 GA3,SC3,NC1,DFL1"Sea Island"
47/21/1909 1700Z 28.9N 95.3W 100 3 20 959 CTX3"Velasco"
99/21/1909 0000Z 29.5N 91.3W 100 3 30 952 LA3,MS2"Grand Isle"
1110/11/1909 1800Z 24.7N 81.0W 100 3 20 957 BFL3,CFL3----------
49/29/1917 0200Z 30.4N 86.6W 100 3 40 949 AFL3,LA2,AL1----------
29/14/1919 2100Z 27.2N 97.3W 100 3 35 950 ATX3,BTX3----------
610/25/1921 2000Z 28.1N 82.8W 100 3 20 958 BFL3,AFL2,DFL1"Tampa Bay"
38/25/1926 2300Z 29.2N 90.9W 100 3 15 967 LA3----------
79/20/1926 2200Z 30.3N 87.5W 100 3 15 955 AFL3,AL3,MS1----------
29/28/1929 1300Z 25.0N 80.5W 100 3 30 948 BFL3,CFL3----------
38/30/1942 0900Z 28.3N 96.6W 100 3 20 950 BTX3,CTX2----------
58/27/1945 1200Z 28.2N 96.7W 100 3 10 963 BTX3,ATX1,CTX1----------
68/31/1954 1400Z 40.9N 72.2W 100 3 20 955 NY3,CT3,RI3,MA2,NC1Carol
18/18/1983 0700Z 29.1N 95.1W 100 3 --- 962 CTX3Alicia
59/2/1985 1300Z 30.4N 89.2W 100 3 --- 959 AL3,MS3,AFL3Elena
28/26/1992 0830Z 29.6N 91.5W 100 3 --- 956 LA3Andrew
58/31/1993 2100Z 35.2N 75.1W 100 3 --- 961 NC3Emily
1510/4/1995 2200Z 30.3N 87.1W 100 3 --- 942 AFL3,IAL1Opal
69/6/1996 0030Z 33.9N 78.0W 100 3 --- 954 NC3Fran
28/23/1999 0000Z 26.9N 97.4W 100 3 --- 951 ATX3Bret
179/24/2005 0740Z 29.7N 93.7W 100 3 --- 937 LA3,CTX2Rita

Notes:

Date/Time: Date and time when the circulation center crosses the U.S. coastline (including barrier islands). Time is estimated to the nearest hour.

Lat/Lon: Location is estimated to the nearest 0.1 degrees latitude and longitude (about 6 nm).

Max Winds: Estimated maximum sustained (1 min) surface (10 m) winds to occur along the U. S. coast.

SSHWS: The estimated Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale at landfall based upon maximum 1-min surface winds.

RMW: The radius of maximum winds (primarily for the right front quadrant of the hurricane), if available.

Cent Press: The central pressure of the hurricane at landfall. Central pressure values in parentheses indicate that the value is a simple estimation (based upon a wind-pressure relationship), not directly measured or calculated.

States Affected: The impact of the hurricane upon individual U.S. states by Saffir-Simpson Scale (again through the estimate of the maximum 1-min surface winds at each state). (ATX-South Texas, BTX-Central Texas, CTX-North Texas, LA-Louisiana, MS-Mississippi, AL-Alabama, AFL-Northwest Florida, BFL-Southwest Florida, CFL-Southeast Florida, DFL-Northeast Florida, GA-Georgia, SC-South Carolina, NC-North Carolina, VA-Virginia, MD-Maryland, DE-Delaware, NJ-New Jersey, NY-New York, PA-Pennsylvania, CT-Connecticut, RI-Rhode Island, MA-Massachusetts, NH-New Hampshire, ME-Maine. In Texas, south is roughly from the Mexico border to Corpus Christi; central is from north of Corpus Christi to Matagorda Bay and north is from Matagorda Bay to the Louisiana border. In Florida, the north-south dividing line is from Cape Canaveral [28.45N] to Tarpon Springs [28.17N]. The dividing line between west-east Florida goes from 82.69W at the north Florida border with Georgia, to Lake Okeechobee and due south along longitude 80.85W.)

$ - Indicates that the hurricane may not have been reliably estimated for intensity (both central pressure and maximum 1-min windspeed) because of landfall in a relatively uninhabited region. Errors in intensity are likely to be underestimates of the true intensity.

# - Indicates that hurricane made landfall first over Mexico, but caused hurricane winds in Texas. The position given is that of Mexican landfall. The strongest winds impacted Mexico. The winds indicated here are lower than in HURDAT and are lower than they were over Mexico. Central pressure given is that at Mexican landfall.

* - Indicates that the hurricane center did not make a U.S. landfall, but did produce the indicated hurricane-force winds over land. In this case, central pressure is given for the hurricane's point of closest approach.


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