October 23, 2015 / 11:35 AM / in 2 years

Hurricane Patricia hits Mexico's Pacific Coast with 165 mph winds: NHC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eye of Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Friday with maximum sustained winds estimated at 165 miles per hour (265 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

A man walks with his dog along the city's historic boardwalk as Hurricane Patricia approaches the Pacific beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico October 23, 2015. REUTERS/Henry Romero

The powerful and potentially dangerous Category 5 hurricane made landfall along the coast of southwestern Mexico about 55 miles (85 km) west-northwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, the Miami-based center said.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Will Dunham

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