Hurricane Patricia's winds reached a record 215 mph as it roared toward the west coast of Mexico in October, the National Hurricane Center announced Thursday. That's 15 mph greater than Patricia's previously thought top speed. It's the strongest wind speed ever measured in a hurricane in the Western Hemisphere. The record was set while the storm was offshore. Before it hit land, the storm "weakened" to 150 mph. That still made Patricia the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in Mexico, the hurricane center said.
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