HURRICANE WARNING: Category 5 Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center's area of responsibility, including the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins. At this time, the center of this very dangerous category 5 storm is expected to make landfall late Friday afternoon/evening in the state of Jalisco. Patricia has max sustained winds of 175kts and tracking to the NNW at 10kts. Central low pressure is down to 880mb.
The environment remains conducive for even further intensification over the next several hours. The center of Patricia is forecast to impact the region as a very strong/dangerous and potentially catastrophic category 5 storm. Coastal areas closest and to the south of the eye of the storm will see the greatest impact of very strong/damaging winds and storm surge.
Preparations to protect life and property in and around the warning area issued by the National Hurricane Center should be completed: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Latest Marine Forecast: http://buoywt.hr/1xSz6ZO