HURRICANE PATRICIA TO HIT MEXICO–AND IS NOW THE STRONGEST STORM EVER RECORDED IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC!
This is a quickly and urgently developing weather story..
Hurricane Patricia is now reading as the strongest hurricane on record.. It’s A category five. It’s packing 200 mile per hour winds .. -200! And as seen from this map, it’s on a course to strike Mexico as a very strong storm before it diminishes in intensity over land..
This is the amazing part; This storm intensified quick–24 hours to go from a Cat 1 to a Cat 5..
The estimated central pressure of Patricia dropped to 880 mb, breaking the record of 894 mb from Hurricane Linda set in 1997. The maximum sustained winds of 200 mph (160 knots) breaks the winds from Linda (185 mph) for the strongest surface winds ever in the eastern Pacific and in the area of responsibility of the National Hurricane Center.
There are high degrees of risks associated with this storm–property and lives are in the eye of the system..
The red area, along with winds, will also see 12 inches of rain or more..
As the storm churns..The eye burns.. and the earth warms.