I wish Mexico could buy some hurricane hunter Airplanes for their selfs, but I guest they are to cheap to do that. It would be wonderful, and they could show them selfs off as a first world nation if they could.
From what I've seen from the satellite, and Microwave Satellite data in this thread; it very well could of been a hurricane and the data that was there like the "t" numbers from sab and others were just to slow to catch up to its true strength; Our Friend Derek ortt likes to go by the data, I can understand why, but there is very little of it over the Eastern pacific. I've watched many of cyclones over the last few years(Humberto) that have done just that. When you look at the only real true 'data' over the eastern Pacific, that is the Satellite and Microwave Satellite to tell if a eye wall had formed, and based on that it had. What that tells me that this was a well organized cyclone and was likely 60-65 knots at landfa...Mexico was a very lucky this did not stay off shore for another 6 hours, because if it had done so. We could of seen a cat2 easly at the level of organizion and favorable envirnoment it was under.
See, hurricanes are a interesting Animal, because the experts don't even have a good handle on the true strength of many of them.