what is the highest recorded HURRICANE wind speed ever?
is there anything bigger than a category 5 hurricane too?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
Hurricane Camille (MS, 1969) broke the equipment at Keesler Air Force Base (home of the Hurricane Hunters) in Biloxi, MS when her winds reached somewhere around 205 to 210 mph. So we'll really never know just how high her winds were.
Category 5 is as high as it gets. Maximum sustained winds over 155 mph are category 5. It is hard for the storms to maintain that kind of intensity for long lengths of time, so there really isn't any need for another category after 5.Source(s): Camille - hit my hometown, her winds are common knowledge here Category info: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml
Hurricane Andrew in Florida in 1992 recorded wind speeds 216-218 mph at the Florida Power & Light nuclear power plant at Black Point in the southern part of Dade County…. south of Miami (it also cracked the dome around the reactor). At Homestead Air Force Base it blew apart the buildings at 218 mph recorded. At the Hurricane Center in Miami (actually in Coral Gables - 20 or so miles north of the highest recorded winds), it blew the anemometer off the Hiurricane Center's roof when sustained speeds of 175mph were recorded early in that night before it hit way south.
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- Doc ELv 51 decade ago
The most intense storm on record was Typhoon Tip in the northwestern Pacific Ocean in 1979, which reached maximum sustained wind speeds of 165 knots (190 mph, 305 km/h). Tip, however, does not solely hold the record for fastest sustained winds in a cyclone. Typhoon Keith in the Pacific and Hurricanes Camille and Allen in the North Atlantic currently share this record with Tip. Camille was the only storm to actually strike land while at that intensity, making it, with 165 knots (190 mph, 305 km/h) sustained winds and 210 mph (335 km/h) gusts, the strongest tropical cyclone on record at landfall.
Hurricane Camille, I was there in the Air Force, first time I ever heard wind scream and I hope and pray the last. Jim G
- 4 years ago
I believe that it was hurricane Wilma with 185 mph wind speeds.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The strongest hurricane in terms of windspeed was hurricane camille with windspeeds of 200 mph (1 minute sustained) or 325 km/h. it is the highest windspeed recorded category 5 storm. category 5 is the highest you can go. there is no category 6
- 6 years ago
Typhoon Paka was the strongest hurricane/typhoon having and exceeding winds of around 235 mph being the fastest non-tornado wind in weather.
- 4 years ago
Hurricane Patricia s going to be one of the worst if not thee worst.