Otis Makes Landfall As Category 5 Hurricane: Nightmare Scenario Unfolding
This is an extremely serious situation for the Acapulco metropolitan area with the core of the destructive hurricane likely to come near or over that large city early on Wednesday.
Hurricane Otis Discussion Number 12 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
EP182023 | 1000 PM CDT Tue Oct 24 2023
Otis Makes Landfall As Category 5 Hurricane With Maximum Sustained Winds At 165 miles per hour. A nightmare scenario is unfolding for southern Mexico this evening with rapidly intensifying Otis approaching the coastline.
Satellite images show that Otis has continued to intensify, with Dvorak Data-T estimates between 130-145 kt during the past few hours. The initial wind speed is set to 140 kt as a blend of these values, making Otis a Category 5 hurricane. Otis has explosively intensified 95 kt during the past 24 hours, a mark only exceeded in modern times by Patricia in 2015.