Friday, October 23, 2015

El Nino Effect: Monster Category 5 Hurricane to Hit Mexico

With maximum sustained winds near 200 mph (325 kph), Hurricane Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the eastern Pacific or in the Atlantic, says Dave Roberts, a hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

“This is an extremely dangerous, potentially catastrophic hurricane,” center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said.

Feltgen said Patricia also poses problems for Texas. Forecast models indicate that after the storm breaks up over land, remnants of its tropical moisture will likely combine with and contribute to heavy rainfall that is already soaking Texas independently of the hurricane, he said.
“It’s only going to make a bad situation worse,” he said.

From CNN:
Those on that Latin American country's west coast are no stranger to tropical storms, of course. But Patricia is special, in part because of the global, regular weather phenomenon known as El Niño.
Among other effects, El Niño has contributed to ocean waters off Mexico being 2 to 3 degrees warmer than usual.
"That warm water from El Niño probably just pushed this slightly over the edge to be the strongest storm on record," CNN's [Chad] Myers said.



  1. Mexico's Supreme Court set to consider full legalization of MJ on 10/28/15. Now this "unprecedented", "strongest ever recorded in Western Hemisphere" potentially landfalling hurricane goes from Cat 1 (85mph winds) to Cat 5 (200 mph winds) and drops 100 millibars in pressure in 24 HOURS! Is it really El Nino or is it HAARP? I'm sure gov't or MSM controlled media would tell us the truth.../s

  2. Why has the gov't begun placing illegal gag orders on National Weather Service, NOAA, and Dept. of Commerce employees?

    Since my links seem to always end up in the spam filter, web search search the following: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility 10/8/15 "Weather Service Employees Tethered by Illegal Gag Orders"

    1. My guess is because there has been a lot of interesting work with climate data going on. Right now it's mostly a thing geeks know about, because that's how it was found, by examining data sets but if insiders start talking to the mass media it can get very bad. See the realclimatescience blog for what NOAA has been doing data wise.

  3. Annnnnd ... it's gone. So much for extreme weather events!