"Hurricane Patricia Strengthens To Category 5 as It Nears Mexico"

"Hurricane Patricia strengthened into an 'extremely dangerous' Category 5 storm late on Thursday as it churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The storm, which became a hurricane overnight, had maximum sustained winds of about 160 miles per hour (260 km per hour) as it moved toward the north-northwest at 10 mph (16 kph).

Patricia was last located about 200 miles (320 km) south-southwest of the port of Manzanillo, where a hurricane warning had been issued. A hurricane warning was also in effect for the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta."

David Alire Garcia reports for Reuters October 22, 2015.


"Hurricane Patricia Becomes Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded; Catastrophic Landfall Expected in Mexico Friday" (Weather Channel)

"Hurricane Patricia 'Potentially Catastrophic' as It Heads To Mexico" (CNN)

"Mexico's Pacific Coast Braces for Monster Hurricane Patricia" (AP)

Source: Reuters, 10/23/2015