Patricia, Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded, Menaces Mexico

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Potentially catastrophic hurricane Patricia moving northward toward ladfall in Southwestern Mexico. Captions and Image source: NHC NOAA

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Patricia — the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere — barreled closer and closer Friday morning to Mexico’s Pacific coast…

An extremely dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the right of where the center makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

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NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP Satellite Sees Record-Breaking Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane PATRICIA Public Advisory, NHC NOAA
Maximum sustained winds remain near 200 mph (325 km/h) with higher gusts. Patricia is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible today, but Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane through landfall.
An extremely dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the right of where the center makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves…

Mexico braces for strongest hurricane in Western hemisphere, AP