At 8 a.m. EDT on October 23, 2015, the National Hurricane Center confirmed Patricia became the strongest eastern north pacific hurricane on record with sustained winds near 200 mph. The unfathomably powerful storm intensified more rapidly than meteorologists have ever witnessed over the course of Oct. 20 through Oct. 23, growing from a category 1 storm to category 5 in a single day.
Here’s what that looked like. Whoa.
Sitting squarely in Hurricane Patricia’s path is the Pacific coast of Mexico, and sitting on that coast (for now, and forever, God-willing) is a little beach hotel called Hotel Emporio Ixtapa. Below is live streaming video of the fury Hurricane Patricia is wielding as it makes landfall upon the coast and the Emporio Ixtapa. You can find it here as long as it’s actively streaming.
It’s frightening, intense and loud, to say the least. Understandably, it has been experiencing mild interruptions, but overall it’s been decently reliable. Wow, Mother Nature.
For reference of where you are watching from, this is where the Hotel Emporio Ixtapa resides.
It goes without saying this storm will be utterly catastrophic. Mexico, batten down the hatches. You are in our thoughts this weekend.
[h/t Sportsgrid on the live stream find]