Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin strengthens


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Published on Sep 30, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to strengthen over the next two days and could track near the East Coast by this weekend.

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The latest track on Hurricane Joaquin


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Published on Oct 1, 2015

Computer models have some very different potential tracks for this storm, with some having it stay out to sea.

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Monster Hurricane Patricia Nears Mexico


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Published on Oct 23, 2015

Strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere expected to make landfall as a Category 5.

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Patricia Becomes Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded, Will Slam Into Mexico Today


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Published on Oct 23, 2015

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Early Friday, the behemoth Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever measured by the National Hurricane Center. Patricia is forecast to make landfall on Mexico’s west central coast late Friday with destructive winds, torrents of rain, and a devastating storm surge.

The Category 5 storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to an astonishing 200 mph. “This makes Patricia the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility (AOR) which includes the Atlantic and the eastern North Pacific basins,” NHC said. “The minimum central pressure estimated from the aircraft data, 880 mb, is the lowest ever for our AOR.”

The storm may even strengthen a little more. Officially, the NHC predicts Patricia will have peak winds of 205 mph when it strikes land, which would be the strongest ever recorded, anywhere in the world, including Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines with peak winds of 195 mph.

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Patricia Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded Will Destroy Mexico


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Published on Oct 23, 2015

Patricia — the strongest hurricane ever recorded — barreled closer and closer Friday morning to Mexico’s Pacific coast, where residents have been told to brace for its 200-mph sustained winds and torrential rains.

The Miami-based meteorological center, in its 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) advisory, warned of a “potentially catastrophic landfall … in southwestern Mexico” late that afternoon or early evening. While its strength could fluctuate, “Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall.”

Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction over a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco.

Citing observations by hurricane hunters, Patricia is “the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility (AOR) which includes the Atlantic and the eastern North Pacific basins,” according to a Friday morning forecast discussion.

The closest contender, at this point, might be Hurricane Camille when it battered the U.S. Gulf Coast in 1969. Regardless, Patricia looks to be more powerful than that storm, Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Katrina in 2005 and many others.

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Mexico Faces Worst-Ever Hurricane in Western Hemisphere

And Mexico is bracing for the worst-ever hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere. The Category 5 Hurricane Patricia is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s southern Pacific Coast. Experts warn the storm could be “potentially catastrophic.” The World Meteorological Organization says it’s as strong as Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 people in the Philippines in 2013.

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“Everybody is a Suspect”: European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden’s Call for Global Privacy Treaty

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Last month, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and other privacy activists launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight of national security programs. It would also require states to offer asylum to whistleblowers. It’s been dubbed the “Snowden Treaty.” We discuss the state of mass surveillance with Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights.

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AMY GOODMAN: We’re talking to Nils Muižnieks. He is the commissioner for human rights for the Council of Europe. Last month, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and other privacy activists launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight of national security programs. It would also require states to offer asylum to whistleblowers. It’s been dubbed the, quote, “Snowden Treaty.” Snowden spoke about the need for the treaty via teleconference from Russia at the September launch.

EDWARD SNOWDEN: This is not a problem exclusive to the United States or the National Security Agency or the FBI or the Department of Justice or any agency of government anywhere. This is a global problem that affects all of us.

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