Patricia’s Wind Speeds At Landfall

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2015/10/24/the-latest-on-hurricane-patricia/

As we know, Hurricane Patricia caused far less havoc in Mexico than had been predicted just a few hours before. In part, this was due to the fact that the strongest part of the storm made landfall at Cuixmala, a sparsely populated area, which lies midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, each about 50 miles distant.

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According to the official reports, satellites recorded 1-minute sustained speeds of 165 mph at landfall. This alone must cast a certain amount of doubt over claims of 200 mph winds shortly before landfall.

However, there were also rumours of higher wind speeds:

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https://twitter.com/hashtag/Patricia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc^tfw

But now things get a bit murky.

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