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Western Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone: Most Intense Tropical Cyclone (by Central Pressure)

Record Value 870 mb (25.69")
Date of Event 12/10/1979
Length of Record 1951-present
Geospatial Location Pressure Estimated in Eye of Typhoon Tip [16°44'N, 137°46'E]
Instrumentation Tropical Cyclone Dropsonde

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

Discussion

A US Air Weather Service reconnaissance aircraft recorded an onboard measurement of 700 hPa at a height of only 1900 m and a dropsonde measurement of 870 hPa

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
Pressure Estimated in Eye of Hurricane Gilbert [16°44'N, 137°46'E]

Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Pacific Region for Dropsonde into Typhoon Tip

Pressure Estimated in Eye of Hurricane Gilbert [16°44'N, 137°46'E]

Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Pacific Region for Dropsonde into Typhoon Tip