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Hurricanes in the United States

Hurricanes occur very often in the United States. On average, they happen about 11 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Texas, Louisiana and Georgia.

The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.

The most severe hurricane to make landfall in the United States in the past 12 months was »Nicholas«. It reached a wind speed of up to 120 km/h on September 14, 2021 at 12:30 am local time near Bay City and was 19 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a category 1 hurricane.

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Most violent hurricanes in the United States since 2018

Wanda: 25th October to 8th November 2021

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 741 km
Air pressure:
below 973 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Massachusetts

Pamela: 10th to 14th October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 987 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 13th, 2021 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 320 km southeast of Eidson Road in Texas.

Odette: 16th to 26th September 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 17th, 2021 at 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 181 km west of Morehead City in North Carolina.

Nicholas: 12th to 17th September 2021

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 988 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Texas
Louisiana

Henri: 15th to 24th August 2021

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
on land:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 986 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
New York
Connecticut
Massachusetts

Claudette: 17th to 23rd June 2021

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 1003 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina

Bill: 13th to 16th June 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 13th, 2021 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 183 km southwest of Long Beach in North Carolina.

Beta: 17th to 25th September 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
on land:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Texas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Alabama

Sally: 11th to 18th September 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 176 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 965 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
Affected regions
Florida
Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina

Teddy: 12th to 24th September 2020

Wind speed:
max. 222 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 945 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 22nd, 2020 at 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 435 km southwest of Ellsworth in Maine.

Hanna: 23rd to 26th July 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 973 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Texas

Douglas: 20th to 30th July 2020

Region:
Central Pacific
Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 954 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 26th, 2020 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 67 km northwest of Haiku-Pauwela in Hawaii.

Fay: 5th to 11th July 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 998 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Maryland
New Jersey
New York

Arthur: 16th to 21st May 2020

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On May 18th, 2020 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 84 km southwest of Morehead City in North Carolina.

Nestor: 17th to 21st October 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
on land:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 778 km
Air pressure:
below 996 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
Maryland

Melissa: 8th to 14th October 2019

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 08th, 2019 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 183 km southwest of Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina.

Imelda: 17th to 19th September 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 500 km
Air pressure:
below 1003 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Texas

Humberto: 12th to 20th September 2019

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 15th, 2019 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 256 km west of Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Dorian: 24th August to 5th September 2019

Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Eye:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 04th, 2019 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 139 km northwest of Edgewater in Florida.

Barry: 10th to 16th July 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Louisiana
Arkansas
Missouri


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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