NBC News reports on the developing Hurricane Patricia, which is now the strongest hurricane ever recorded and is on a path to hit Mexico. Other meteorologists commented on the super storm on social media, including fan favorite Jim Cantore who took a somewhat dramatic tone (tweets above and below).
Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever measured on the planet early Friday, with experts warning it could trigger 40-foot waves along Mexico’s coast and “life-threatening” flash flooding.
Several million residents were told to prepare for the “worst-case scenario” as Patricia was expected to race ashore on Mexico’s Pacific coast late Friday afternoon or early evening. The tourist magnets of Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo were directly in the Category 5 storm’s projected path.
Featuring 200 mph winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center described Patricia the “strongest hurricane on record” in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Basins.
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