|Category 5 major hurricane (SSHS)|
Kaitlyn near peak intensity.
|Accumulated Cyclone Energy||46.25|
|Highest winds|| 175 |
| Part of the|
2117 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Hurricane Kaitlyn was a rare Category 5 hurricane that didn't affect land. Kaitlyn was the 3rd strongest hurricane ever.
Kaitlyn formed from a tropical wave that formed off of Africa. Kaitlyn slowly strengthened. Kaitlyn became a hurricane on August 27. Kaitlyn fluctuated in strength and weakened into a tropical storm again in the following advisory. Kaitlyn strengthened into a hurricane again the next day, taking a path in very warm waters. Kaitlyn strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane late on August 28.
Kaitlyn continued to strengthen and Kaitlyn rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane on August 30. Kaitlyn fluctuated in strength again, but became a category 5 hurricane. Kaitlyn had a pressure of 905 mbar.
Kaitlyn had a pressure of 883 mbar in the next advisory. The following day, Kaitlyn weakened into a Category 3 hurricane and made landfall on Florida. Kaitlyn didn't caused any major damage. Kaitlyn moved off the coast and weakened into a category 1 hurricane.
Kaitlyn strengthened back into a Category 2 on September 5. Kaitlyn went into cool waters and rapidly weakened. Kaitlyn became a tropical storm on September 6. Kaitlyn became extra-tropical on September 7.
Kaitlyn made landfall as a major hurricane in the early afternoon on September 2. Kaitlyn was the first major hurricane to make landfall on the United States as a major hurricane since Wilma in 2005. Kaitlyn caused a house to be washed away. Nobody was killed in Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn brought 38.45" to the state of Florida.