At 8 a.m. EDT on October 23, 2015, the National Hurricane Center reported Patricia became the strongest eastern north pacific hurricane on record with sustained winds near 200 mph.
This animation of images captured from October 20 to 23 from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows Hurricane Patricia near western Mexico.
Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project
space photo from Scott Kelly
#Patricia is so powerful the EarthNullschool animation breaks down
The strongest hurricane ever measured by the National Hurricane Center, Category 5 storm—Patricia is heading toward Mexico's west central coast.
- NYTimes : Visualizing the Size and Strength of Hurricane Patricia
- Washington Post : Maps: In the modern era of hurricane tracking, there has never been anything like Patricia
- Time : This is how Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded
- NASA : NASA analyzes record-breaking Hurricane Patricia