A P-3 Orion Hurricane Hunter aircraft used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A P-3 Orion Hurricane Hunter aircraft used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Courtesy of the Department of Commerce
A P-3 Orion Hurricane Hunter aircraft used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Courtesy of the Department of Commerce

How Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever in the Western Hemisphere

October 24, 2015 12:40 PM

UPDATED October 24, 2015 12:48 PM

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John Lindsey

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .