Oct 23, 2015

Hurricane Patricia, strongest hurricane ever seen, heads toward Mexico

Manzanillo, Colima
Andrew Freedman
Photo: Mashable
Photo: Mashable

Fueled by near-record warm ocean water and favorable atmospheric conditions, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever measured — period — with maximum sustained winds at an astonishing 200 miles per hour. The fact that the storm became so intense, so quickly, may be an example of how global warming is raising the intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones