What were the top wind gust recorded from Camille?
Re-analysis data found peak winds of 150 knots (roughly 175 mph) along the coast. A devastating storm tide of 24.6 feet occurred west of our area in Pass Christian, MS.
Has a Category 5 hurricane ever hit the US?
Hurricane Camille, 1969
17 it made landfall as a Category 5 storm along the Mississippi coast. The NHC says the exact wind speed of Camille may never be known since it destroyed all the wind-recording instruments in the area where it made landfall.
What was the most intense hurricane in US history?
The Most Intense Hurricanes in the United States 1851-2004
|1||Unnamed (FL Keys)||1935|
|2||Camille (MS, SE LA, VA)||1969|
|3||Andrew (SE FL, SE LA)||1992|
What is strongest hurricane ever?
Currently, Hurricane Wilma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, after reaching an intensity of 882 mbar (hPa; 26.05 inHg) in October 2005; at the time, this also made Wilma the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide outside of the West Pacific, where seven tropical cyclones have been recorded to intensify …