How Hurricane Patricia Compares To Past StormsPlay
Mexico's Pacific coast is bracing for what may be the most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall. Hurricane Patricia, on track to hit Mexico late Friday, has become the strongest tropical cyclone ever measured at sea in the Western Hemisphere, with sustained winds up to 200 miles per hour, according to data gathered by the U.S. Air Force Hurricane Hunters aircrew.
Experts have compared the storm to Hurricanes Wilma and Linda, and some believe its landfall will outdo Typhoon Haiyan, which left 6,000 people dead when it struck the Philippines in 2013.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Bryan Norcross of The Weather Channel for a look at Patricia and some of the most powerful storms in history.
- Bryan Norcross, senior hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel. He tweets @TWCBryan.
This segment aired on October 23, 2015.