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Weather Update 10.8.20 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 8, 2020 8:31:37 AM

Hurricane Delta is now a Category 2 Storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, moving northwestward at about 15 mph. Delta is expected to grow in size as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast, and is still forecast to be a formidable hurricane at landfall. Storm surge and hurricane-force winds are likely beginning Friday, particularly for portions of the Louisiana Coast. Significant flooding is also likely from the central Gulf Coast into the lower Mississippi Valley. As Delta moves further inland, heavy rainfall will develop in the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic. States with Active Advisories: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi


Hurricane Warning

  • East of Sabine Pass, TX to Morgan City, LA
  • Includes Lake Charles and Lafayette
  • Expected in this area by Friday afternoon
Tropical Storm Warning
  • San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass, TX
  • East of Morgan City, LA, to the mouth of Pearl River
  • Includes New Orleans, and Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas
Tropical Storm Watch
  • East of the Pearl River mouth to Bay St. Louis, MS
Storm Surge Warning
  • Sabine Pass, TX, to Ocean Springs, MS
  • Includes Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne
Storm Surge Watch
  • High Island, TX, to Sabine Pass, TX
  • East of Ocean Springs, MS, to the MS-AL border
Delta's strongest winds will occur as the eyewall moves ashore
  • Expected near the LA coast
Storm Surge
Swells generated by Delta should begin to arrive along the Gulf Coast from South TX to the FL Panhandle and even western FL today
  • Highest storm surge is expected in parts of south-central LA
  • Impacts also expected in bays, inlets, rivers, and bayous
  • Inundation could reach 7 to 11 feet above ground in these areas
Flooding Rainfall
Heavy rainfall is expected particularly along and to the east of Delta's path
  • 5-10 inches up to 15 in southwest and south-central LA
  • 3-6 inches up to 10 in eastern TX, southern AR and western MS
  • Rain will spread into the Ohio Valley, Southeast and mid-Atlantic this weekend
There's also a threat of isolated tornadoes from Delta
  • Southeast LA and southern MS
  • Thursday Night and Friday
Delta is the 25th named storm and the ninth hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

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