Cat 5 on a Destroyer in the middle of the Atlantic - you had a very good captain, helmsman, and crew. We don't get many hurricanes or Tropical Storms in this area, so anything over a mild breeze is huge
Quote: Originally Posted by JimJoe
Sandy is a category one. Hurricane Katrina was larger, much larger. I've dealt with these things since 1969. I was on a US Navy destroyer coming back across the Atlantic Ocean, we ran into Hurricane Camille at category 5 storm. We almost capsized multiple times. That was in 1969. But, well, sandy isn't the largest one I've been through.
15:30 Monday 10/29/12: Winds strong and constant with higher gusts, Rain heavy and constant. The next 9 or 10 hours will be the worst as the winds pick up and change direction.
Heavy Rain Fog/Mist 55°F (13°C)
Wind Speed N 20 G 40 mph
Barometer 28.84 in (976.2 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Wind Chill 50°F (10°C)
Last Update on 29 Oct 2:54 pm EDT