Science AMA Series: Hurricane Patricia has gone from a tropical storm to
one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded, We’re a team for WXShift
and Climate Central.org, Ask Us Anything!
Hurricane Patricia is now one of the strongest recorded storms on the
planet and is likely to make landfall as a Category 5 storm in Mexico on
Friday evening. It’s a record-breaking meteorological marvel but could
quickly turn into a major humanitarian crisis when it makes landfall.
We’re two journalists and a meteorologist who work at WXshift, a Climate
Central powered weather website that provides climate context for your
daily forecast. We’re here to answer your questions about the records
Patricia is setting, potential impacts and anything else you want to
know about this storm or why this year has seen a record number of
strong tropical cyclones in the northern hemisphere. Ask us anything! We
are: Sean Sublette is an award-winning meteorologist at Climate Central
and WXshift. He previously worked as the chief meteorologist at WSET in
Lynchburg, Va. and currently hosts WXshift’s Shift Ahead Andrea Thompson
is a senior science writer at Climate Central and WXshift who focuses on
extreme weather and climate change. Brian Kahn is a senior science
writer at Climate Central and WXshift. His recent coverage has included
Patricia as well as the recent northern hemisphere hurricane record.
EDIT: Thank you all for your really thoughtful questions. We’ll be
continuing our coverage on the site as well as
[Twitter](http://www.twitter.com/wxshift] so please follow along.
And if you know anyone in the region, please tell them to be safe and
seek shelter. This storm is serious.