aspen wrote:MoliNuno wrote:euro6208 wrote:
1979 seems to be the king of all. You had Tip, 870 mb, and as you mentioned, Judy, and Hope.
Of course those storms are obsolete now.
How is Tip obsolete?
Because there’s a chance one of the post-recon beasts might’ve gotten a lower pressure than 870 mbar, but there’s no way to confirm because we can’t get direct measurements. Some estimates put Haiyan’s minimum pressure at 858 mbar; some of the rapidly intensifying pinhole eye systems like Hagibis could’ve easily earned a spot on the top ten list; other storms almost certainly had lower pressures than the 915 mbar estimate the JTWC loves to slap onto any >T#7.0 system.
If we had recon in the WPac (which should be the case because of how many extremely powerful storms threaten land and how the US still has some military presence in the region), the top 10 strongest TC list would probably include storms like Haiyan, Meranti (unconfirmed 881 mbar landfall), Hagibis, and Nuri. A top 20 list would have these storms likely joined by Halong ‘19, Nida ‘09, Faxai ‘01, Cimaron ‘06, and more.
I'd believe Haiyan having a mbar reading close to Tip. Were any ground readings from chasers recorded in the Philippines?