TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Hurricane Dorian's history of strengthening continued Sunday morning as the storm reached Category 5 intensity. Some are wondering if the storm will continue gaining momentum, even reaching a category 6 storm. 

In a word, no.

There is no higher measure, even though Dorian has already become the strongest hurricane in modern records for the Northern Bahamas packing winds of 180 mph. It is in contention for becoming one of the strongest storms of all time.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is how the National Hurricane Center measures the intensity of hurricanes. The scale breaks down hurricane categories based on the 1-minute sustained winds recorded in connection with the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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