HURRICANE PATRICIA—Strongest hurricane ever recorded headed toward Mexico and Texas

October 23, 2015

Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever recorded by the US National Hurricane Center. The hurricane is measured as a Category 5 and has recorded wind speeds of around 200 mph. According to the center based in Miami, “Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall.”

It’s going to be bigger than Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 according to predictions by the National Hurricane Center.

Many major cities in Texas are expected to receive 5 to 8 inches with isolated pockets receiving 10 to 12 inches in the Austin-San Antonio and Dallas-Forth Worth areas and along Interstate 35. Flash flood watches have been issued.