Puerto Vallarta Mexico Braces for Catastrophic Hurricane Patricia

PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO BRACES FOR CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE PATRICIA

..PATRICIA……THE STRONGEST EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC HURRICANE ON RECORD……HEADING FOR POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO LATER TODAY…

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This hurricane is the strongest on record in the western hemisphere with the lowest pressure ever measured…880 millibars or 25.99 inches which is even lower than what can be measured by most airplanes!
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SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.6N 105.5W
ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
ABOUT 195 MI...310 KM S OF CABO CORRIENTES MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...200 MPH...325 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 5 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...880 MB...25.99 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the
coast of Mexico north of San Blas to El Roblito.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* San Blas to Punta San Telmo

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* East of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* East of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas
* North of San Blas to El Roblito

 

Hurricane Patricia will make landfall sometime tonight and then the moisture and whatever core circulation survives will emerge in the Western Gulf of Mexico over the weekend and it is possible that it may reform as a tropical storm once it gets there. The moisture from Patricia will eventually spread into East Texas and Louisiana and it is possible that some of that moisture will get involved with the next weather system that approaches us for the middle of next week bringing us a much needed soaking rain.

 

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