Hurricane Patricia 2015

Start Date

October 23, 2015

Overview

The strongest hurricane ever recorded -- made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast about 6:15 Friday October 23, 2015 evening (7:15 ET), its 165 mph winds barreling into the coast of southwestern Mexico near Cuixmala (NOAA NWS).

Latest Updates

October 22, 2015
Terra MODIS image of Hurricane Patricia as seen from NASA's Aqua satellite on Friday, October 23, 2015. At the time, Patricia was a Category 5 storm with 200 mph winds. 
Tier 1 Response determination by Disaster PM 12:15 ET Coordination Team Activated (MSFC, GSFC, JPL, LaRC, AMES) as well as representatives from R&A, IIA, ASP, CEOS and GEO Hurricane Status  at 1500 UTC on 23 October Hurricane center located near 17.6N 105.5W  Movement is toward the North at 9Kt/10.5 mph Maximum sustained winds 175 kts / 201 mph with Gusts up to 215 kts / 247 mph Estimated minimum central pressure is 880 mb Eye diameter is 5 nm International Charter not yet...
October 23, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Intensification (TCI) HIRAD Instrument
Report from Dan Cecil/HIRAD PI: Takeoff today was at 1808 UTC, the WB-57 should get over the storm around 20 UTC (3 CDT).   Data collection has gone smoothly so far, and initial processing of data from the first flight (Wednesday) was also nominal.   Data from the second flight was just downloaded this morning, during preparations for today’s flight. Landfall expected tonight, therefore WB-57 will not fly 24 Oct as TCI is an over water mission
October 23, 2015
Hurricane Patricia as seen from the International Space Station on Friday afternoon, October 23, 2015
The ISS sees Hurricane Patricia.  Hurricane Patricia as seen from the International Space Station on Friday afternoon, October 23, 2015   Wind speed and direction near the ocean surface, as measured on October 23 by the ISS-RapidScat. Brighter shades of blue represent stronger surface winds.