category 1 hurricane
Hurricanes are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5 using the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS).

Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage. Category 1 and 2 hurricanes can cause damage and injuries to people and animals. This scale estimates potential property damage. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed. Hurricane Sandy was also a Category 1 hurricane when it hit Jamaica in 2012, but it weakened before reaching the east coast of the United States. Pages in category "Category 1 Atlantic hurricanes" The following 107 pages are in this category, out of 107 total.

Where the categories come from: When it comes to hurricanes, meteorologists rely on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale to help us understand the magnitude of the hurricane’s impact. With wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or higher, Category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes are considered major storms. These Atlantic hurricanes reached Category 1 on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale at their peak. A Category 5 storm can deliver wind speeds of more than 157 miles (253 km) an hour.
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