Anatomy of a hurricane - from its eye to swirling winds

A hurricane by any other name...

How do hurricanes form?

Eyewall

Rainbands

The Eye

Categories

  1. Category 1 - 74 to 95 mph

  2. Category 2 - 96 to 110 mph

  3. Category 3 - 111 to 129 mph

  4. Category 4 - 130 to 156 mph

  5. Category 5 - 157 or higher mph