Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hurricane Patricia – the strongest hurricane in Mexico’s Pacific coast

Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. The maximum sustained winds reached an unprecedented 200 mph (320 kph). The eye of Hurricane Patricia made landfall near Cuixmala in Jalisco state of southwest Mexico.
  • Hurricane Patricia broke the record for lowest pressure in any hurricane on record. With a minimum central pressure of 880 millibars (25.99 inches of mercury)
  • Patricia broke the record of 882 millibars set by Wilma in the Atlantic Basin almost exactly 10 years earlier.

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