Patricia, strongest storm ever recorded, headed for Mexico

This satellite image taken at 8:45 p.m. ET on Oct. 22 shows Hurricane Patricia moving over Mexico's central Pacific Coast. (AP/NOAA)
This satellite image taken at 8:45 p.m. ET on Oct. 22 shows Hurricane Patricia moving over Mexico’s central Pacific Coast. (AP/NOAA)

Weather Channel

Mexico’s Pacific coast is in the crosshairs of Hurricane Patricia, which became the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured in the Western Hemisphere on Friday morning as its maximum sustained winds reached an unprecedented 200 mph (320 kph).

The hurricane is forecast to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco Friday evening as a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane capable of causing widespread destruction.

Residents and authorities in Mexico are rushing to prepare for what will likely be the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall on that country’s Pacific coastline.

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