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Amanda Becomes Strongest May Hurricane On Record May 30, 2014
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Hurricane Amanda can be seen reaching its maximum intensity on Sunday morning local time well to the south of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
The first named storm to emerge in the Eastern Pacific hurricane season quickly became one for the record books.

Hurricane Amanda underwent explosive development after it formed well off the Mexican coast, soon reaching Category-4 force.

With maximum sustained winds of 155 mph on May 25, Amanda became the most powerful May Pacific storm on record.

That beat out Hurricane Adolph of 2001, which generated winds of 145 mph on May 29 of that year.

Amanda was predicted to spin out over open waters of the Pacific without threatening any land areas.

Hurricane Amanda Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS