What was the most powerful storm ever recorded on earth?

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  • 5 months ago

    Typhoon Tip was the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded. After passing Guam, Tip rapidly intensified and reached peak sustained winds of 305 km/h (190 mph) and a worldwide record-low sea-level pressure of 870 mbar (870.0 hPa; 25.69 inHg) on October 12. At its peak strength, Tip was the largest tropical cyclone on record, with a wind diameter of 2,220 km (1,380 mi).

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    • TQ
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      5 months agoReport

      other tropical storms since Tip have recorded higher wind speeds

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  • TQ
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    5 months ago

    Identifying the most powerful storm ever recorded on earth depends on how 'most powerful' is defined.

    Highest wind speed?

    Greatest accumulated cyclone energy (ACE)

    Greatest physical damage?

    Greatest loss of life?

    Longest duration?

    Without context ... there's no single or simple answer to identify what has been the most powerful storm ever recorded on earth.

    Source(s): Meteorologist.
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  • 5 months ago

    Hurricane Katrina intensified to a Category 5 with winds up to 175 mph in the Gulf of Mexico, before striking Louisiana as a Category 3 storm. Katrina was the third deadliest hurricane in US history, with more than 1,200 deaths. It caused $108 billion in damage, making it costliest hurricane the country has ever seen.

    • TQ
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      5 months agoReport

      oof.

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