Cherise, not really. Highest wind speed and lowest millibar reading in eastern pacific recorded history
If this tight vicious monster had swung north toward Cabo and raked the coast lines it would have been utter mayhem of the ugliest order.
dodged a nasty bullet in this one. If u can say a Cat 5 is lucky, which u can't, it landed at the best place IMO to dissipate in the mountainous terrain. The other thing Cherise, this storm went from a tropical depression of 40 knots to over 180 knots "true measurement" ( not calculated) in less than 24 hours. The weather
scientist state they have never seen a storm "intensify" like this in recorded history
. My beliefs are that it is directly connected to the Super El Niņo event of this year. CF members step in and correct me if I mis-spoke.
Cherise so it is not a news hype but accurate reporting. The wonderful miracle is that she turned east at a spot that defanged her in a hurry. They got so lucky in so many ways.
Also, yet to come, will be the runoffs, flooding, and carnage from mud slides. Arizona is already saturated from its last run in. I think Texas
is in for a bit of a lashing soon.