Video: Hurricane Patricia Forming and Record Rain

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
October 25, 2015
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Video: Hurricane Patricia Forming and Record Rain
Video: Hurricane Patricia Forming and Record Rain

Watch these videos to see Hurricane Patricia form and move along with the deluge of rain it brought in a short period of time.

This time-lapse video shows Hurricane Patricia and it’s eye as the International Space Station? flew over the Category 5 storm Friday.

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

NASA/JAXA’s GPM data showed Patricia’s highest rainfall totals over 409 mm (16.1 inches) from Oct. 20-24. Rain totals of over 203 mm (8 inches) were located where Patricia made landfall. During that time, GPM saw a larger rainfall (not associated with Patricia) in the Gulf of Mexico where over 507 mm (almost 20 inches) of rain fell. Credit: NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

Outside the International Space Station, cameras captured dramatic views of Hurricane Patricia at 12:15 p.m. EDT on October 23, 2015 as the mammoth system moved north at about 10 mph, heading for a potentially catastrophic landfall along the southwest coast of Mexico sometime during the day, according to the National Hurricane Center. Packing winds of 200 miles per hour, Patricia is the strongest in recorded history in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says that once Patricia crosses the Mexican coast it should weaken quickly and dissipate Oct. 24 due to upper level winds and mountainous terrain, but likely will introduce copious amounts of rainfall to the Texas coast through the weekend.

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