Record-Breaker Hurricane PATRICIA Continues Intensifying
Posted by feww on October 23, 2015
Updated at 15:02UTC
Witnessing historic climate extremes in the making at the speed of light – we told you there would be interesting times ahead!
SUPER PATRICIA BECOMES THE STRONGEST EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC HURRICANE ON RECORD
MEGA HURRICANE PATRICIA HEADING FOR POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO: NHC
PATRICIA packing sustained winds in excess of 320 KM/HR, according to the National Hurricane Center.
FIRE-EARTH Models show [probability= 0.7] Super PATRICIA intensifying further to an “Extraterrestrial” Category with maximum sustained winds of about 340 km/hr and maximum wind gusts of near 410 km/hr.
10:00 AM CDT Fri Oct 23 [12:00UTC] – NHC
Location: 17.6°N 105.5°W
Moving: N at 10 mph (15 km/hr)
Min pressure: 880 mb
Max sustained: 200 mph (320 km/hr) [could intensify to 340 km/hr – FEWW]
Max wind gusts: 395 km/hr [FIRE-EARTH estimate; could increase to 410 km/hr, probability of 0.7]
Max significant wave heights: 17m
POES Composite – (Daily Sea Surface Temperatures – SSD/NOAA)
SST near the hurricane’s projected landfall was in excess of 30ºC, as of posting. See image below.
- SST Color Loop: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/H5/sst-pac-loop.html
Links to satellite images are posted at https://feww.wordpress.com/satellite-imagery/
- Mega Hurricane PATRICIA Headed for Mexico October 23, 2015