This year has been pretty intense when it comes to weather in many countries.
Most recently, Hurricane Joaquin had everyone glued to the news because of the intensity of it's power for the time of year. Another hurricane is dominating headlines this week named Patricia, and Patricia isn’t just some little blip on the radar.
The truth is, Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever recorded.
Just this morning news broke that Patricia has windgusts topping 245mph, according the BBC’s latest figures, and has hit a Category 5 ranking as of now.
At those speeds, the storm is strong enough to, “get a plane in the air and keep it flying,” Claire Nullis of the World Meteorological Organization told the BBC.
What’s more, the central pressure of the storm is the, “lowest for any tropical cyclone globally for over 30 years,” according to British weather service the Met Office. That's pretty scary. The central pressure, which refers to the weight of the air over the storm system, is used to measure its strength.
The lower the reading, the stronger the storm and with that number it seems that this storm is going to be anything but a little weather pattern. Currently, the storm is headed right for Mexico.
At 1 p.m. CDT, the eye of Hurricane Patricia was about 85 miles (135 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving north at 10 mph (16 kph).