In the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia, striking animations show where her water went

The coastal mountains where Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Friday, Oct. 23 helped shred the powerful storm as it sped inland. That along with other factors helped limit the damage from what had been the strongest reliably measured tropical cyclone on record.

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Remarkably, no one was killed.

Even so, a huge amount of atmospheric moisture continued to move northeastward toward Texas. Where did it wind up?

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