Even with the historically powerful Category 5 Hurricane Patricia headed toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, Saturday will mark a record 120 straight months since the last major hurricane (Category 3 or above) has made landfall in the continental United States.
The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which hit Florida on October 24, 2005.
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated on its website Friday that it expects no hurricanes in the Atlantic in the next five days.
Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane on record, is too far south to threaten the U.S. mainland.
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