Below are my favorite satellite-derived images of super Hurricane Patricia which I've seen to date. The storm was the most powerful hurricane ever observed (aside from cyclones and typhoons) with maximum sustained winds of 200 m.p.h. and a minimum pressure of 869 m.b. Thus this is most powerful storm to ever strike the coast of Mexico. Thus far are no reports of casualties or damage. However, the current paucity of information from the worst-hit areas is ominous, not good news. Given how these things typically work, their will be many casualties and much damage. It takes awhile for aid workers to reach the worst-hit regions and get an accurate account of what has happened. All images are courtesy of NASA (all rights reserved).