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Old 10-23-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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Guys, it's not a tsunami, it's a storm surge.

BTW, this thing, either currently or some point last night, got even stronger than the 200mph/880mb. That was measured just after midnight and the storm was deepening with every recon pass. Unfortunately, they had to leave before it peaked, so pressure may have challenged the all-time world record of 870mb recorded in Typhoon Tip in 1970. Winds probably peaked between 205-215mph sustained. Not sure what they are right now, but probably close to 200mph still. Another recon won't be in the system until early afternoon, unfortunately, and by then it could weaken just a bit. We may never know just how strong it really got. Still, at 200mph, that is the highest wind for any tropical system ever.
Needed that new drone they've been testing out this year in some of the Atlantic storms...can relay data back in a storm for 24 hours straight.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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I think the NHC will consider adding a Category 6 to it's scale after this one. Infact, maybe even a Category 7? Also, the folks associated with icyclone are there to document this. Check out their website below, although as of this post, they have not added anything to this site yet regarding this storm. There are extensive links to past intercepts that I think you'll find quite interesting.

Homepage | iCyclone.com
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma USA
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New satellite image:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img911/5158/EFBhX6.jpg

Worth a look
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma USA
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Mike Bettes ‏@mikebettes 1h1 hour ago
Think of hurricane #Patricia as a 60 mile wide EF5 tornado. That's essentially what's spinning just off Mexico's coast.

https://twitter.com/mikebettes
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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I think the NHC will consider adding a Category 6 to it's scale after this one. Infact, maybe even a Category 7? Also, the folks associated with icyclone are there to document this. Check out their website below, although as of this post, they have not added anything to this site yet regarding this storm. There are extensive links to past intercepts that I think you'll find quite interesting.

Homepage | iCyclone.com
iCyclone is on the coast ready to experience and record this one first hand. You can follow them on Twitter with live reports @iCyclone https://twitter.com/iCyclone

There is talk of possibly considering rehashing the Category of hurricanes since wind is not the only aspect of a storm.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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11amEST - 10-23-2015 - NHC: Winds 200mph SUSTAINED, pressure 880mb, moving N at 10mph. Starting its turn towards the coast.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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Just looking at a basic map, the likely landfall location seems rural, with a national park covering much of the area between Puerto Vallarta and Tomatlan. I agree the mudslides and flooding will be the main concern. Any little fishing village in that area will certainly be destroyed. Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo will probably see low-end hurricane wind.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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200 MPH sustained winds. my GOD.

A lot of people are going to die
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Just looking at a basic map, the likely landfall location seems rural, with a national park covering much of the area between Puerto Vallarta and Tomatlan. I agree the mudslides and flooding will be the main concern. Any little fishing village in that area will certainly be destroyed. Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo will probably see low-end hurricane wind.
It's definitely turning more easterly, so I would expect landfall between Manzanillo and Perula, which isn't an unpopulated stretch. PV probably Cat 1 winds, maybe Cat 2.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma USA
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Storm chaser live tweeting about his headlong journey towards the hurricane

https://mobile.twitter.com/icyclone

Includes pics
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