Hurricane Michael was the third most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States in terms of barometric pressure, behind hurricane Camille of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 and the strongest storm in terms of maximum sustained winds to hit the The United States contiguous since Andrew in 1992. It was also the strongest storm recorded in the Florida Panhandle, and was the fourth strongest hurricane in the contiguous United States, in terms of maximum sustained winds.