Thursday October 8 2020
Air Force Reconnaissance Flights have determined that Hurricane Delta is getting stronger. The latest update has winds at 105 mph, but we can see on the satellite imagery an eye developing. This did not happen when it reached Category 4 a few days ago, and is a signal that the structure is getting better organized.
This is still a smaller size storm, but likely to expand before landfall. Hurricane force winds reach 35 miles from the center. Tropical Storm Force extends 125 miles.
The landfall on the Louisiana coast is close to the path of Laura, within 10 to 15 miles. The track inland however is trending to bring heavy rain up to the Mid Atlantic Region Sunday and Monday.
Here’s a look at two satellite perspectives, the new info and forecast maps.
Hurricane Delta Satellite Snapshot
Visible Satellite Loop
The eye began to be seen around 11 AM, but is still having trouble. There is more convection on the north and west side of the center. Once this wraps around, more clearing should evacuate a more distinct eye. That is when this should reach Category 3 intensity or higher.
National Hurricane Center Update
SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...24.0N 92.7W ABOUT 400 MI...645 KM S OF CAMERON LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 INCHES
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A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * High Island Texas to Ocean Springs Mississippi including Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * High Island Texas to Morgan City Louisiana A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * West of High Island to San Luis Pass Texas * East of Morgan City Louisiana to the mouth of the Pearl River, including New Orleans * Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * East of the mouth of the Pearl River to Bay St. Louis Mississippi
When will the rain arrive?
It is likely that our region begins to see the rain showers from south to north during Sunday. Central Maryland might have a dry morning and early afternoon. But southern areas will get wet earlier. The heaviest rain is likely Sunday night and Monday.
I will have a more focused look at our rain after the new model package is complete.
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