Mega Hurricane PATRICIA Headed for Mexico
Posted by feww on October 23, 2015
Potentially catastrophic Hurricane PATRICIA grows into a mega storm, with sustained winds of near 300 km/hr
PATRICIA has grown into a Mega Storm, a monster Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of about 300 km/hr, as it bore down on central Mexico’s Pacific coast, prompting the authorities to declare a state of emergency.
“This is an extremely dangerous, potentially catastrophic hurricane,” said the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane warnings were in effect for the Mexican coast from San Blas to Punta San Telmo, including Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta.
PATRICIA is forecast to bring 150 to 300mm of rain, with isolated amounts of up to 500mm possible in some locations.
Hurricane Warning Position NHC
12:30 AM CDT Fri Oct 23 [05:30UTC Fri Oct 23]
Location: 16.5°N, 105.3°W
Moving: NNW at 10 mph (16 km/hr)
Min pressure: 892 mb
Max sustained wind: 185 mph (295 km/hr)
Max wind gusts: 355 km/hr [FIRE-EARTH estimate]
Max significant wave heights: 16m
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