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Hurricane Patricia - October 22-24, 2015

  1. Oct 23, 2015 #1

    Astronuc

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    Why did Hurricane Patricia become a monster so quickly?
    http://news.yahoo.com/why-did-hurricane-patricia-become-monster-quickly-202419311.html [Broken]

    Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane
    http://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-pacific-coast-braces-monster-hurricane-patricia-040315825.html [Broken]
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2015 #2
    Patricia at 200 mph and 9 mile diameter eye vs. Katrina at 175 mph and 37 mile diameter eye....which really is the "strongest" or "most powerful"??
     
  4. Oct 25, 2015 #3

    Chronos

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    Global warming is a popular suspect.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2015 #4

    Astronuc

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34625357
    The storm apparently weakened rapidly as it moved over the coastline, so the damage was not as great as was thought. On the other hand, some areas are at risk for flooding and landslides.

    El Niño is certainly implicated.
     
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