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Tropical Cyclone: Largest Tropical Cyclone (winds from center)

Record Value Gale winds [17 m/s, 34 kt, 39 mph] extending 1100 km (675 mi) from center
Date of Event 12/10/1979
Length of Record 1945-present
Geospatial Location Typhoon Tip [16°44'N, 137°46'E]

Reference

Krause and Flood, 1997: Weather and Climate Extremes, US Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Engineering Centerpp. 89; , Dunnavan, G.M. and J.W. Diercks (1980): "An analysis of Sypertyphoon Tip (October 1979)" Mon. Wea. Rev., 180:1915-1923

Additional Images

Typhoon Tip, satellite overhead image
Overhead satellite view of Typhoon Tip
Typhoon Tip, satellite dropsonde image
Alternate overhead satellite view of Typhoon Tip
Typhoon Tip, satellite dropsonde image
Illustration of the difference in size between Typhoon Tip (largest) and Tropical Cyclone Tracy (smallest)
Typhoon Tip, Google Earth image

Closeup Satellite Images of Pacific Region for Dropsonde into Typhoon Tip

Typhoon Tip, Google Earth image

Regional Satellite Images of Pacific Region for Dropsonde into Typhoon Tip