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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.

 

See Kelly's tweet at

go.nasa.gov/1MaUO0U

 

Read the latest public advisory from the National Hurricane Center

go.nasa.gov/1MaUO10

 

Read about how climate change may be strengthening hurricanes at

go.nasa.gov/1NXSbWF

 

Read about the way that El Nino affects hurricanes from NOAA at

go.nasa.gov/1NXSbWJ

 

Read more from Jeff Masters at Weather Underground at

go.nasa.gov/1MaUOhi

 

Read more hurricane updates from NASA at

go.nasa.gov/1NXSbWR

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Uploaded on October 23, 2015