Saturday, October 10, 2020

Hurricane Delta: October 9, Update A

Hurray, 'tis the weekend! Anyone have actual weekends anymore? ;-) 

Hurricane Delta made landfall at around 6pm local time today in Louisiana near Creole and about 10 miles E of Cameron as a weak cat 2 hurricane with winds of 100mph (cat 2 range: 96-110mph). Some of those factors I mentioned yesterday took hold and weakened him a bit - quite right too. 

He is now inland and barely a hurricane with winds of 75 mph (cat 1 range: 74-95mph):

He'll be a Tropical Storm soon and then heading down and out from there. He wasn't a very well formed storm at landfall: 

And most of his heavy convection was to the east. You can see the wind shear sweeping the clouds and rainy weather off to the northeast as well.

Landfall was in the same approximate area as Hurricane Laura about 6 weeks ago (I said Sally yesterday - who also caused havoc in the northern central Gulf, but a little more to the east). Lots of people without power and it's a mess because it's the second storm, but he's done and on his way now.

This is my last update on Delta. Next one, if there is one, would be Epsilon. 

That's it for now!

Toodle pip!


Twitter:  jyovianstorm

These remarks are just what I think/see regarding tropical storms - not the opinion of any organization I represent. If you are making an evacuation decision, please heed your local emergency management and the National Hurricane Center's official forecast and local weather service announcements. This is not an official forecast. If I "run away, run away" (Monty Python), I'll let you know. 

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