Hurricane Patricia: So why did the world’s ‘most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded’ inflict so little damage?

Guest post by Jaime Jessop of the ClimateContrarian blog. It was billed as the megastorm of the millennium; the most powerful storm ever recorded according to the barometric pressure measured at the eye and the measured sustained windspeeds around that eye of 200mph upwards. It intensified very quickly and as it headed towards the Mexican Pacific … Continue reading