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New record

First time in history, Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena: three Category 4 hurricanes spin simultaneously in northeast Pacific.

Hurricane Classifications

According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, Hurricanes are classified into 5 categories based on current maximum wind speed:

  • Category 1: Winds 74-95 mph
  • Category 2: Winds 96-110 mph
  • Category 3: Winds 111-130 mph
  • Category 4: Winds 131-155 mph
  • Category 5: Winds over 155 mph

Download: Hurricanes wind scale

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