Little damage reported after weakened Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Oct 24, 2015

Little damage reported after weakened Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Hurricane Patricia pushed inland over a mountainous region of small hamlets in western Mexico early Saturday, weakening from its record-breaking strength but still powerful as it dumped torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. Patricia, which peaked as the strongest ...

Why did Hurricane Patricia become a monster so quickly?

Oct 24, 2015

Why did Hurricane Patricia become a monster so quickly?

Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car. Why? The Pacific storm had just the right ingredients. Plenty of warm water provided the energy for what meteorologists call explosive intensification. The air was much moister ...