Tuesday, October 6, 2020

4 AM Tuesday on Cat. 2 Hurricane Delta

 

500 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020

...DELTA RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...
...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE
NORTHEASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA STARTING EARLY WEDNESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.5N 81.3W
ABOUT 420 MI...675 KM ESE OF COZUMEL MEXICO
ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM S OF GRAND CAYMAN
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 INCHES

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Delta is forecast to approach the northern Gulf Coast late this
week as a hurricane. While there is large uncertainty in the track
and intensity forecasts, there is a significant risk of dangerous
storm surge, wind, and rainfall hazards along the coast from
Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle beginning Thursday night
or Friday. Residents in these areas should ensure they have their
hurricane plan in place and monitor updates to the forecast of
Delta.

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