It became a Category 1 hurricane overnight Wednesday and quickly grew to a Category 5 hurricane … An airline employee walks in the empty airport where all flights are cancelled as Hurricane Patricia approaches the Pacific resort city Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday. Patricia produced a narrow swath of severe damage andtwo direct deaths. Oct. 23, 2015. Hurricane Patricia, a record-breaking storm in the eastern Pacific, is on track to hit southwestern Mexico on Friday evening.

Patricia didn't end up causing anywhere near as much devastation as feared. Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, is plowing toward Mexico’s west coast. However, given that the area where Patricia is expected to make landfall is some 1500 miles away from Cancun, I wouldn't expect it to be much worse than that. turned northnortheastward- and weakened substantially before making landfall alonga sparsely populated part of the coast of southwestern Mexico as a category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Dean, the most intense storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, formed in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Verde on August 14, 2007. Patricia made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with top winds of 150 mph near Playa Cuixmala in Jalisco state of southwest Mexico on Oct. 23 at 6:15 p.m. CDT. The effects of Hurricane Dean in Mexico were more severe than anywhere else in the storm's path. Above, …

Given the size and strength of Patricia, I'm going to change my usual response of "a hurricane on the west coast of Mexico won't affect Cancun at all" to, you *may* see some rain and even a bit of wind as a result of Patricia.. Patricia is the strongest hurricane to reach Mexico in more than 50 years and hit the coast with winds over 200 mph, making it the most powerful storm ever to be recorded in the Americas. Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere, lost power after it struck Mexico’s southwest Pacific coast on Friday evening. Hurricane Patricia was weakened by the Sierra Madre mountains in western Mexico and had been downgraded to a tropical storm as of Saturday. The Category 5 storm was a modest hurricane … Hurricane Patricia formed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico earlier this week. The National Hurricane … In September 2013, Hurricane Manuel rocked a similar segment of Mexico’s coastline, which includes the cities of Manzanillo and Acapulco. • Mexico, October 27, 1959: Hurricane Mexico was a rare and devastating Category 5 storm, striking the Pacific coast with 261 km/h winds, and leaving between 1,000 and 2,000 dead. More recently, Hurricane Patricia — described by meteorologists at the time as the ‘strongest storm on record’ — made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast in October 2015, but predictions about widespread damage and casualties did not come to pass. hurricane on record in the eastern North Pacific and North Atlantic basinThe hurricanes.