VideoHurricane Patricia

By Marc Boucher
October 25, 2015

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

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