Hurricane Patricia, The Strongest Recorded Storm in History, Barrels down on Mexican Coastline

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest recorded storm in history with sustained winds greater than 200mph, is on a projected path that will create a direct hit making landfall near the pacific coast state of Jalisco, Mexico today.

With catastrophic damage predictions, resort towns from Los Cabos to Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco are taking the storm seriously and moving quickly to complete the necessary safety precautions, boarding windows, gathering supplies and securing structures.

The well-defined storm, a category 5, firmed up overnight as yesterday it was only a tropical storm and throughout the last twenty-four hours intensified into the strongest recorded storm in history.

Patricia’s bands are already reaching across the Mexican peninsula, touching the warm waters of the Gulf. The storm is expected to dissipate, quickly, after landfall by 7:00pm Saturday will still retrain some definition as a category one storm before reaching the Gulf of Mexico.

Patricia is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson with maximum sustained winds remaining near 200 mph (325 km/h) with higher gusts.   

She is expected to remain an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane through landfall.  After landfall, Patricia is forecast to rapidly weaken over the mountains of Mexico. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) is sending out a Hurricane Hunter craft to investigate Patricia before landfall.

Hurricane Patricia is not expected to reform with any intensity in the Gulf of Mexico, although it is expected to add to the already tropical storm system soaking Texas with continued rain up to 20inches in isolated areas with flooding and flash flooding expected in southwest Texas as well.

Atlantic Hurricanes have been known to sit off the coast gathering strength, reforming and intensifying before making landfall.

The cone model has Patricia on a direct path to make landfall with the central Mexican coastline between the towns of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta.

An additional 56 municipalities are under storm watch, with catastrophic winds and storm surge of destructive levels, dumping rain inland with catastrophic flash floods, and tornados are expected as the apocalyptic storm moves inland.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).

Hurricane Patricia has the strength to destroy homes, create heavy projectiles, including automobiles and other unsecured objects. Glass shards become bullets.

All safety precautions must be obeyed. Follow all warnings. Hurricane Patricia has potential for high loss of life; massive coastal flooding, catastrophic and devastating storm surge.

 

Haute Tease

  • Ferrell and Wahlberg to Star in “Daddy’s Home” for Paramount Pictures and Red Granite in Association with Gary Sanchez

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 5, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions announced today that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in "DADDY'S HOME." Red Granite Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the film, which Paramount Pictures will distribute worldwide. The film is expected to begin shooting later this year.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Director Jay Roach Talks on the Making of TRUMBO, Bryan Cranston, Casting and John Goodman

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    TRUMBO, the true story from Director Jay Roach and Bleecker Street Films, has continued to garner praise for its lead Bryan Cranston as the cantankerous blacklisted screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, one of the infamous Hollywood Ten.

     
  • No Ordinary Vacation: Live “The Suite Life” At Capella Pedregal

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button
    Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the ultra-luxury vacation haven for Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities alike is adding a special twist to their already breathtaking suites with specially crafted themes for those looking to turn a normal vacation into a “Suite Life” experience.  
  • Vintana Restaurant Review: Stellar Vibe and Victuals

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     

    The Cohn Restaurant Group has done it again. The award-winning company, which now owns and operates 16 restaurants within the San Diego area and Maui, has hit a homerun with Vintana, one of its newer North County venues.

     
  • Willem Dafoe: The Man Behind The Mask

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    JOHN CARTER, the Sci-Fi action adventure, from Walt Disney Studio Pictures, and Academy Award winning Director Andrew Stanton recently hosted the global media day in advance of the March 9th opening.

Crime

  • Theater Shooter Charged; Prosecutor Plans Two Fold Strategy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Accused theater shooter James Holmes was officially charged for the crimes committed during the midnight screening of the Warner Bros film, "The Dark Knight Rises."

     
  • Teen, Tortured and Shamed by Dad, Commits Suicide

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Isabel Laxamana, a beautiful raven haired ‘tween, suffered the brutalities of bullying when her father believing discipline, including shaming, would stop any future poor social media choices chopped off her long hair on camera and uploaded the video.

     
  • Man Throws Child Off Manhattan Skyscraper; Commits Suicide

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Brooklyn man, who was allegedly in a custody dispute, committed suicide after throwing his three year old son off the roof of a luxury high rise located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

     
  • Three Women Missing a Decade Found Alive

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three Cleveland, Ohio, women, who had been missing for over a decade, were found alive held captive together, after a stunning escape.

     
  • Chattanooga Bus Driver Has Court Appearance; Employer Knew of Complaints

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver that intentionally crashed his vehicle filled with children, had a brief court hearing Tuesday where he learned his preliminary hearing was postponed until December 15, 2017. His bail remains at $107,500.00.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • HL London: Paul McCartney's LIPA Channels the Spirit of John Peel in Weekly New Music Event

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, co-founded by one of the city's most celebrated sons Paul McCartney, is launching The 2Ube, an eclectic showcase of musical talent from across the north west.

     
  • An A-List Line-Up of the Most Acclaimed African American Talent Join For One Night Celebrating the Spoken Word with Music and Dance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    WordTheatre’s Storytales: Featuring celebrities performing stories from acclaimed African-American author John Edgar Wideman’s literary anthology ‘Briefs’ at the Ford Amphitheatre Saturday October 6, 2012.

     
  • After Snowden - Privacy, Secrecy and Security in the Information Age Review – Opens The Floor to Debate

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In June 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents he stole from the National Security Agency (NSA), from several laptop computers, exposing flaws and violations of the Fourth Amendment routinely practiced in the Domestic Surveillance program.

     
  • NYPD Green Book Review - Page Turning Detective Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    NYPD Green, a memoir from Luke Waters, details his life from undocumented Irish immigrant to ranking detective in one of the largest police departments in the world solving horrendous cases and the interactions and working with other judicial agencies.

     
  • Blue Man Group Review - Fresh, Fun, Loud and Messy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    I had seen the famed Blue Man Group Las Vegas show before albeit more than a decade ago. Even so, I recently proceeded to secure tickets to see what has since become a Vegas entertainment staple. I wondered how, or if, this show had evolved so it would seem fresh and new the second time around.