Sunday, October 18, 2009

We knew that he was close to exploding ...

This image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Rick taken at 11 p.m. EDT Saturday Oct. 17, 2009. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rick turned into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm on Saturday with sustained winds reaching 180 mph (285 kph). At 11 p.m. EDT Saturday (0300 GMT Sunday), the storm's center was located about 295 miles (475 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Forecasters say Hurricane Rick is the strongest hurricane in the eastern north Pacific Ocean in more than a decade. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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