Super Typhoon Haiyan with gusts of 235mph
CNN reporting on Super Typhoon Haiyan, near the Philippines:
With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan was probably the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land anywhere in the world in recorded history. It will take further analysis after the storm passes to establish whether it is a record.
While we're on the topic of record winds
A fellow at WattsUpWithThat posted today:
I appreciate WUWT exposing this too. Worlds maximum wind speed measurement was on Mt Washington observatory, NH in 1934 at 231 mph and hasn?t been exceeded since. Years ago I knew that.
Sure would be nice if someone would at least add a footnote to that page! It's been over three years since I brought the news here....