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Hurricane Patricia from Space

About an hour ago, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this image of Hurricane Patricia approaching Mexico from his vantage point on the International Space Station. "It's massive. Be careful!" he said. The storm's record-breaking winds, low central pressure, and its unusually rapid intensification has meteorologists using words like "stunning, historic, mind-boggling, and catastrophic" to describe the storm.


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Uploaded on October 23, 2015