October 23, 2015If all goes well, Puerto Vallarta could be on the fringe of this most powerful storm ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean. Its power is determined by how quickly winds escalated from approximately 85 miles per hour to up to 200 miles per hour. This happened within a 24 hour period, during which Patricia moved from a Tropical Storm to a Category 5 hurricane.
The AccuWeather.com storm track images show Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta could avoid a direct hit. We certainly hope so. Here are images from the AccuWeather.com website:
- 3 PM Eastern:
- 12 PM Eastern:
- 11 PM Eastern:
AccuWeather.com's Becky Elliott provides an update to the weather pattern as of approximately 12 PM Eastern Time.
Last evening, shop owners in Puerto Vallarta were preparing for the worse by bording up their windows. Look at that sky...same as in Ray and Betty's photo....
The storm is huge. Here is an image provided by AccuWeather.com: