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Hurricane Willa was upgraded to a Category 5 Monday morning, posing potentially catastrophic threats to Mexico’s Pacific Coast. (Photo: NOAA)

In what was just a tropical depression only a few hours ago, Hurricane Willa has ruptured into a full-blown Category 5 hurricane in the 54 hours after its formation. From Sunday morning to Monday morning, Hurricane Willa strengthened by 80 mph in only 24 hours.

The potentially catastrophic hurricane is currently making its way through the Pacific heading for Mexico’s coastline. Willa is forecasted to make landfall on Tuesday along the southwestern coast of Mexico, hitting anywhere from Mazatlán to the north of Puerto Vallarta.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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