Hurricane Patricia 2015

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  1. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN In a world where you can be anything, be kind

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  2. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    Interesting. It makes me feel the opposite, like there's no way I can understand and grasp this.
     
  3. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    Saying prayers for everyone in the path of this monster. Just heard on the Weather Channel that it is weakening a little.
     
  4. human

    human Well-Known Member

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    I went to Yelappa one year. 45 minutes by boat from Puerto Vallarta. No road except for donkey.

    What do people do in a hurricane to be safe?
     
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  6. Coldpizza

    Coldpizza Retired WS Staff

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    Patricia Pushes Inland After Becoming Strongest Landfalling Pacific Hurricane on Record (FORECAST)
    Oct 24 2015 06:17 AM EDT

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    The eye of Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday at 6:15 p.m. CDT near Cuixmala in Jalisco state of southwest Mexico. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 165 mph, still firmly within the Category 5 range on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

    An automated weather observation site in Cuixmala reported a 185-mph wind with a gust of 211 mph at the time of landfall, but NOAA cautioned that these measurements have not been evaluated for quality or calibration.

    The landfall point was about 60 miles (96 km) northwest of Manzanillo, where tropical storm-force winds likely occurred.

    In addition to its unprecedented 200-mph (320-kph) sustained winds earlier Friday, Hurricane Patricia now holds the record for lowest pressure in any hurricane on record. With a minimum central pressure of 880 millibars (25.99 inches of mercury) at the 4 a.m. CDT advisory, Patricia broke the record of 882 millibars set by Wilma almost exactly 10 years ago. At the 1 p.m. CDT advisory the minimum central pressure was lowered to 879 millibars (25.96 inches of mercury).

    Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter airborne reconnaissance mission late Thursday night provided critical data demonstrating the extreme intensification of Hurricane Patricia in near-real time. A new NOAA reconnaissance aircraft reached the eye of Patricia early Friday afternoon to gather additional direct measurements of the storm's intensity.

    Unprecedented Among Pacific Hurricanes
    Hurricane Patricia became the strongest Pacific hurricane on record shortly after midnight CDT early Friday. Air Force Hurricane Hunters had flown through the eye of Patricia and reported a sea-level pressure of 894 millibars as measured by a dropsonde inside the eye itself. Wind measurements suggested that the pressure measurement was not in the exact center of the eye and was probably not the absolute lowest pressure, prompting NHC to estimate the minimum central pressure at 892 millibars in its special 12:30 a.m. CDT advisory
     
  7. Coldpizza

    Coldpizza Retired WS Staff

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    Twitter user icyclone was in/near the eye and they have not tweeted since then but most likely it is because communications are down (hopefully).
     
  10. BayouBelle_LA

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    Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico; damage reportedly light

    http://news.yahoo.com/mega-storm-pa...0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--


    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia appeared to leave remarkably little damage as it moved rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico early Saturday and weakened to tropical depression status, though authorities warned it could still cause deadly floods and mudslides
     
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  12. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    She checked in last night to say their power had been off for awhile and came back on. Where she is is protected by the mountains (I think this is true for most of PV) so they're safer from winds and flooding, but the area to the south (Colima) will get hit worse by both.
     
  13. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    I worked this morning -- one of my co-workers is from Mexico (he's a seasonal, visa-ed worker here in the US) -- his wife and kids were in the path of the hurricane (although a bit inland--gosh, it must be hard to be stuck in the midwest when a hurricane is bearing down on your family!). He talked to them this morning -- lots of water, lots of wind, some neighbors took shelter with them when their roof blew off yesterday, but they're all relieved at the light damage they got. He showed me pictures that his wife texted him -- that was, indeed, a lot of water.
     
  14. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    This is very interesting information. Thanks. One can only hope that people heed warnings in the future, even though this hurricane did not have the devastating results expected. Hurricanes are so unpredictable, and they were very fortunate. It's better to be inconvenienced than dead IMO.
     

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