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Hypercane Levy was a Category 10 hypercane which levelled the Bay Area of California on January 10, 2012. It was ranked as the strongest storm on record, even preceding 1979's Typhoon Tip with gusts up to 1000km/h.
Hypercane(JTWC)
(JTWC)
Superstorm 
DurationJanuary 1, 2012 – April 14, 2012
Peak intensity1000 mph (1600 km/h)1150 mph (1850 km/h) (1-min)  670 mbar (hPa)