Pacific hurricane season


‘Monster storm’ Patricia makes landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast

PUBLISHED Fri, October 23, 2015 - 6:47pm EDT
Credit: NOAA

Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded, has made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast with maximum sustained winds near 190 miles (305 kilometers) per hour, according to satellite data.

Imagery from NASA weather satellites at 5 p.m. local time on Friday showed the eye of Patricia making landfall near the town of La Manzanilla in the state of Jalisco and starting to move further into land.

Shortly before landfall, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that Patricia's maximum sustained winds had slightly weakened to 190 miles (305 kilometers) per hour, with higher gusts, but Patricia remained a "potentially catastrophic" category 5 hurricane. The storm's interaction with land and increasing shear will kick off a pace of weakening that will rapidly intensify once it reaches mountainous terrain. Patricia is expected to dissipate just before reaching the U.S. border near Laredo, Texas, on early Sunday morning.

Other details about the hurricane's impact are not yet available.

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