44th Anniversary Of The Most Powerful Hurricane In Recent US History

Terry’s Take: Hurricane Camille-the most powerful in U.S. history

Back on this date in 1969, hurricane Camille was rapidly intensifying over the Gulf of Mexico. In just 24 hours (August 17th) it would enter the state of Mississippi as the strongest category 5 storm to strike the United States mainland with a central pressure of 26.72″ and extreme winds of up to 190 mph.

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Terry’s Take: Hurricane Camille-the most powerful in U.S. history | WQAD.com

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6 Responses to 44th Anniversary Of The Most Powerful Hurricane In Recent US History

  1. John B., M.D. says:

    There’s still that moron on HuffPo who says Katrina was worst (untrue by any measure except perhaps non-inflation adjusted dollar cost).

  2. Andy DC says:

    Katrina was much larger is size and produced a worse tidal surge, but Camille was a good deal more intense.

  3. Gamecock says:

    Allen in 1980 tied Camille in sustained winds, and exceeded it in barometric pressure, at 26.55.

    Gilbert made 26.22 in 1988. Beyond comprehension. “It was the most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin, until Hurricane Wilma surpassed it during 2005.” – Wikipedia

    Wilma: sustained winds, 185 mph; 26.05 inHg.

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