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The Mega Hurricane That NEVER Was

In the cross-hairs of Hurricane Patricia, Mexico’s Pacific coast was expecting the worst this past Saturday. Reported to potentially be the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured in the Western Hemisphere, Patricia’s maximum sustained winds were officially registered at an unprecedented 200 mph (320 kph). Bringing with it such catastrophic torrents, a deadly storm surge, and formidable flood threat, the expected Category 5 hurricane was set to unleash widespread destruction. As is typically the case, media outlets and government spokespersons urged public in the area to brace themselves, and prepare for the worst. Evacuating both visitors and residents trapped within...

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Update: Tsunami Escalates as First Waves Measured in Galapagos

Update: Tsunami Escalates as First Waves Measured in Galapagos A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets have been added from buoys around the Galapagos islands. So far, preliminary reports show waves escalating back up to over 2 ft above normal, though waves are still variable in strength. Largest recorded waves...

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Massive Hailstorm in Mexico, 4 Dead

Signs of the end times?  Apocalyptic tendrils reaching out across an unseasonably dry summer?  A massive hailstorm struck Mexico Aug. 30, leaving 4 dead. and dozens injured. In the municipalities of Coacalco, Ecatepec, and Tlalnepantla in the state of Mexico, with substantial damage taking place in Cerro Del Caracol, in Lomas De Coacalco a unusually fierce hailstorm crashed through the streets where it reportedly swept cars down streets, tore down billboards, and toppled street signs.  According to Mexico governor Eruviel Avila, among the casualties were 2 homeless and 1 young baby. 2 Inches of rain fell in a 90 minute period,...