Hurricane Kenna over Mexico • Earth.com Hurricane Kenna over Mexico

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Hurricane Kenna, the sixteenth tropical disturbance of the 2002 eastern Pacific hurricane season, explosively intensified from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in less than 48 hours. On Friday, October 25, forecasters were expecting Kenna to make landfall over the western Mexican coast as a Category 4 storm.

Kenna was born in the warm tropical waters of the eastern Pacific south of Mexico on October 22 to become the strongest storm to threaten the Americas in 2002.

This image of Hurricane Kenna over Mexico from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite shows Kenna making landfall over Mexico on October 25, 2002. Bands of storm clouds stretch well north, and eventually brought heavy rain to an already soaked Gulf Coast.

Also You can see the widespread storm over Mexico and the border. Its a very high tropical storm area. Especially in the hurricane season. There is high winds, rain and wind during these times. Therefore causing a very large amount of storms and damage to the country. Therefore these storms come every year at this time you will see damage and progression as the years go on. Global warming may or may not have a huge part in the weather here and across the country. Although these category 5 hurricanes come and go within just hours the storm can still cause massive amounts of damage and heavy rain that ruins the town and even floods and detroys.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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