1899 : 45 Foot Storm Surge In Australia

The Bathurst Bay Cyclone, also known as Tropical Cyclone Mahina, which struck Bathurst Bay, Australia on March 5, 1899, is generally credited with the world record for storm surge. The cyclone’s storm surge is variously listed at 13 – 14.6 meters (43 – 48 feet). The Category 5 cyclone was a monster–with sustained winds in excess of 175 mph and a central pressure between 880 and 914 mb. Mahina killed at least 307 people, mostly on pearling ships, and was the deadliest cyclone in Australian history.

World storm surge records | Weather Underground

Bloomberg says that the twelve foot storm surge from Sandy proves global warming.

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2 Responses to 1899 : 45 Foot Storm Surge In Australia

  1. kbray in california says:

    Twelve feet in 2012 is bigger than 45 feet in1899 because feet were smaller back then.

    http://www.divinecaroline.com/22321/83904-incredible-growing-feet-size-each

    It must be from all the CO2.

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