broke the record for the strongest hurricane we've ever seen so late in the year in the eastern Pacific, and it's the eighth major hurricane in that basin this year, which is also a record. It could get just a bit stronger before it begins a steady weakening trend as it hangs a right and heads toward Mexico. Its moisture will continue streaming into the United States over the next couple of days, exacerbating heavy rain and wintry precipitation over the central part of the country.
Nobody likes a show-off, Pacific Ocean. We get it, you're warm. Give it a rest.
[Satellite Image: NOAA]
Dennis graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2014 with a degree in political science and a minor in meteorology. Previously running Gawker's weather blog, The Vane, for nearly two years, he currently contributes to Mental Floss, Forbes Science, and occasionally writes for the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. Dennis also teamed up with the editors of Outdoor Life to write a book, The Extreme Weather Survival Manual, which came out in October 2015.