What Is the Minimum Speed of Hurricane Winds?

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The minimum wind speed for a hurricane to be a category 5 storm is 156 mph. Hurricanes fall into 5 different categories based on their wind speed. The lowest category is 1 with a wind speed of 74 - 95 miles per hour.
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A Cat.5 has minimum sustained winds of 155 mph. Some hurricanes, such as Hurricane Camille have had sustained winds of 190 and possibly even 200 mph. Wind gusts to well over 200 mph
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Category 1 is 74-95 miles per hour Category 2 is 96-110 mph Category 3 is 111-130 mph Category 4 is 131-155 mph Category is 156 and above Tropical storms are from 39 to 74mph. Source
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