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Hurricane Rick 10-18

Hurricane RickPosition: 17.0 N 110.3 W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [230 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 936 mb ↑.

It is 410 miles [660 km] South of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The storm is continuing slow weakening. It is expected to pass over cooler water and encounter wind shear before hitting Baja.

Rick is second only to 1997 Hurricane Linda on the list of stongest eastern Pacific storms.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]