55 years of hurricanes tracked,

by decade

MAP KEY:

Storm strength ranges from a tropical depression, tropical storm to Category 2 hurricane (extremely dangerous winds)

H3 hurricane: Major damage to structures. Trees uprooted. Electricity and water unavailable for days to weeks. Sustained winds from 111-129 mph.

H4: Well-built homes sustain severe damage with loss of roof or some walls. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Sustained winds of

130-156 mph.

H5: Higher percentage of buildings destroyed. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Sustained winds from 157 mph or higher.

2010 to 2015

44 hurricanes

UNITED STATES

Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO

Hurricane Patricia

position, as of 1 a.m.

Pacific Ocean

2000s

76 hurricanes

Pacific Ocean

1990s

103 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

1980s

98 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

1970s

88 hurricanes

Pacific Ocean

1960s

44 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

Most catastrophic hurricanes — H5 category — occuring more frequently

Hurricane categories range from H1 (dangerous storm) to H5 (catastrophic, potentially deadly, with the highest sustained winds). Major hurricanes are classified as H3 through H5.

Number of hurricanes originating in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, by decade and hurricane category.

40

30

30

29

H1

20

20

18

16

H2

15

H4

10

10

H3

2

6

H5

0

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Percentage breakdown by decade and hurricane category:

H5

2.3%

H5

5.9%

H4

20.5%

H4

17.6%

H3

20.5%

H3

20.6%

H2

22.7%

H2

14.7%

34.1%

H1

H1

41.2%

1970s

2010s

Note: Estimates of hurricane peaks winds prior to the 1970s are very uncertain as there were no weather satellites watching these storms.

Where Patricia hit

Detail

POPULATION DENSITY

Population per square kilometer

100,000

10,000

1,000

100

10

0

100

MILES

U.S.

MEXICO

Reynosa

Los Mochis

10%

Monterrey

Torreon

Saltillo

Culiacan

20%

7 p.m. Saturday

40%

60%

Durango

80%

Ciudad Victoria

100%

Mazatlan

Zacatecas

7 a.m. Saturday

WIND FORCES

Chance of tropical

storm force winds

Tampico

San Luis Potosi

Aguascalientes

100% chance of

tropical storm

force winds

Ciudad Valles

Tepic

Leon

Santiago De Queretaro

Irapuato

Guadalajara

Salamanca

Puerto

Vallarta

Celaya

10 p.m. Friday

Pachuca

Morelia

Mexico City

Colima

Uruapan

Toluca

Puebla

Landfall

6:15 p.m. CST

(7:15 EST)

Iguala

Chilpancingo

Acapulco

Pacific Ocean

55 years of hurricanes tracked, by decade

MAP KEY:

Storm strength ranges from a tropical depression, tropical storm to Category 2 hurricane (extremely dangerous winds)

H3 hurricane: Major damage to structures. Trees uprooted. Electricity and water unavailable for days to weeks. Sustained winds from 111-129 mph.

H4: Well-built homes sustain severe damage with loss of roof or some walls. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Sustained winds from 130-156 mph.

H5: Higher percentage of buildings destroyed. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Sustained winds from 157 mph or higher.

2010 to 2015

44 hurricanes

UNITED STATES

Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO

Hurricane Patricia

position, as of 1 a.m.

Pacific Ocean

2000s

76 hurricanes

Pacific Ocean

1990s

103 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

1980s

98 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

1970s

88 hurricanes

Pacific Ocean

1960s

44 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

Most catastrophic hurricanes — H5 category — occuring more frequently

Hurricane categories range from H1 (dangerous storm) to H5 (catastrophic, potentially deadly, with the highest sustained winds). Major hurricanes are classified as H3 through H5.

Number of hurricanes originating in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, by decade and hurricane category.

40

30

30

29

H1

20

20

16

H2

18

15

H4

10

10

H3

6

H5

2

0

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Percentage breakdown by decade and hurricane category:

H5

H5

2.3%

5.9%

H4

20.5%

H4

17.6%

H3

20.6%

H3

20.5%

H2

14.7%

H2

22.7%

H1

41.2%

34.1%

H1

1970s

2010s

Note: Estimates of hurricane peaks winds prior to the 1970s are very uncertain as there were no weather satellites watching these storms.

Where Patricia hit

Mexican authorities said the storm produced 19- to 26-foot waves Friday evening as it made landfall south of Puerto Vallarta.

Detail

U.S.

MEXICO

POPULATION DENSITY

Reynosa

Los Mochis

10%

Population per square kilometer

Monterrey

Torreon

Saltillo

Culiacan

20%

7 p.m. Saturday

40%

100,000

10,000

1,000

100

10

60%

Durango

80%

Ciudad Victoria

0

100

100%

Mazatlan

MILES

Zacatecas

7 a.m. Saturday

WIND FORCES

Tampico

San Luis Potosi

Chance of tropical

storm force winds

Aguascalientes

100% chance of

tropical storm

force winds

Ciudad Valles

Tepic

Leon

Santiago De Queretaro

Poza Rica De Hidalgo

Irapuato

Guadalajara

Salamanca

Puerto

Vallarta

Celaya

10 p.m. Friday

Pachuca

Gulf of Mexico

Xalapa

Morelia

Mexico City

Colima

Veracruz

Uruapan

Toluca

Puebla

Landfall

6:15 p.m. CST

(7:15 EST)

Tehuacan

Iguala

Chilpancingo

Oaxaca

Tuxtla Gutierrez

Acapulco

Pacific Ocean

55 years of hurricanes tracked, by decade

MAP KEY:

Storm strength ranges from a tropical depression, tropical storm to Category 2 hurricane (extremely dangerous winds)

H3 hurricane: Major damage to structures. Trees uprooted. Electricity and water unavailable for days to weeks. Sustained winds from 111-129 mph.

H4: Well-built homes sustain severe damage with loss of roof or some walls. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Sustained winds from 130-156 mph.

H5: Higher percentage of buildings destroyed. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Sustained winds from 157 mph or higher.

2010 to 2015

44 hurricanes

2000s

76 hurricanes

UNITED STATES

Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO

Hurricane Patricia

position, as of 1 a.m.

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

1990s

103 hurricanes

1980s

98 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

1970s

88 hurricanes

1960s

44 hurricanes

Gulf of Mexico

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Most catastrophic hurricanes — H5 category — occuring more frequently

Hurricane categories range from H1 (dangerous storm) to H5 (catastrophic, potentially deadly, with the highest sustained winds). Major hurricanes are classified as H3 through H5.

Number of hurricanes originating in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, by decade and hurricane category.

Percentage breakdown by decade and hurricane category:

40

H5

H5

2.3%

5.9%

H4

20.5%

H4

17.6%

30

30

29

H1

H3

20.6%

H3

20.5%

20

20

H2

14.7%

H2

22.7%

16

H2

18

15

H4

10

10

H3

H1

41.2%

34.1%

H1

6

H5

2

0

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

1970s

2010s

Note: Estimates of hurricane peaks winds prior to the 1970s are very uncertain as there were no weather satellites watching these storms.

Where Patricia hit

Mexican authorities said the storm produced 19- to 26-foot waves Friday evening as it made landfall south of Puerto Vallarta.

POPULATION DENSITY

U.S.

Population per square kilometer

MEXICO

Reynosa

Los Mochis

10%

Monterrey

100,000

10,000

1,000

100

10

Torreon

Saltillo

Culiacan

20%

0

100

7 p.m. Saturday

MILES

40%

60%

Durango

80%

Ciudad Victoria

100%

Mazatlan

Zacatecas

7 a.m. Saturday

Tampico

San Luis Potosi

Detail

Aguascalientes

100% chance of

tropical storm

force winds

Ciudad Valles

Tepic

Leon

Santiago De Queretaro

Poza Rica De Hidalgo

Irapuato

WIND FORCES

Guadalajara

Salamanca

Puerto

Vallarta

Chance of tropical

storm force winds

Celaya

10 p.m. Friday

Pachuca

Gulf of Mexico

Xalapa

Morelia

Mexico City

Colima

Veracruz

Uruapan

Toluca

Puebla

Landfall

6:15 p.m. CST

(7:15 EST)

Tehuacan

Iguala

Chilpancingo

Oaxaca

Tuxtla Gutierrez

Acapulco

Pacific Ocean

SOURCE: NOAA Hurricane Center and Landscan.