Lastly, I think that Camille was actually the strongest landfalling hurricane. When all is said and done, I suspect that the typhoons landfalling wind speed will be in the 175-185 range. Bear in mind that though there was a recon mission into Camille shortly before landfall, that it was likely still intensifying and that no anemometers survived near the point of landfall. I would not be surprised if both Camille and the 1935 Labor day hurricanes both made landfall with 1 minute sustained wind speeds at 200. As impressive and amazingly powerful as this typhoon was, I think Camille will keep it's record.
[It's eerie how in the last frame of that sat loop in your blog, that one strong feeder band to the Northeast makes the storm look exactly like the famous sat picture of Camille]
I'm working on a new update now, Cristopher. Karen looked terrible last night through early this morning, however the storm is looking better by the moment. A quick reason regarding why my update and upcoming posts and verified blog, (soon to come), regarding Karen, is that though the NHC went West cycle after cycle, I stood by my saying that it would track farther East, and that though the landfall point was basically unchanged it moved slightly Westward in time, (per the NHC). I, on the other hand stayed with my hypothesis, which had sound reason, (which is why I am mind boggled that the Ph.D's, lead forecasters and everyone else at the NHC...that are the best of the best in this field on the planet, and have my dream job since the age of 8, that I wanted even more, from age 10/11/12 years, [when I toured it, after having written back and forth to Director Sheets for a WHILE, (and his consistently, personally writing long letters back, signing them in ink), didn't see this until later. But now, their official track has shifted Eastward toward my forecast for a couple of cycles, along with the area of landfall. What I said days back, about Karen making landfall very near Destin Florida continues to look good and staying true to my history about not changing forecasts, I'm not doing anything with this one...
Now if there is a really important, imperative reason to change the forecast, then obviously I will, I have done that once in ~the past 18 months though.