Hurricane Patricia doesn’t live up to expectations

Stephanie Kroll, Staff Writer

In Mexico, Hurricane Patricia has caused serious damage to the mountainous stretch of the west coast. But it avoided the resort cities of Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo.

Its 165 MPH winds made it a category 5, the first scale topper to strike North America in eight years. The Hurricane claimed at least six lives and destroyed several small towns.

Despite the anticipated destruction, the hurricane only stretched about seven miles on either sides of the eye. In a recent article, the Weather Channel said, “Even more quickly than the storm strengthened, it rapidly weakened over the rugged terrain of Mexico.”

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