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Highest wind speed recorded for hurricane and tornado?

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01/18/2011

The highest recorded wind speed for a tornado is 301mph +/-20 recorded in the Moore, Oklahoma F5 tornado of May 3, 1999.

The highest wind recorded in a hurricane was about 190 mph in Hurricane Camille in 1969. Winds in this hurricane may have even over 200 mph, but that is difficult to determine as nearly all the wind gauges in the storm's path were destroyed.