For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2020, Hurricane Delta’s maximum sustained winds continued to climb to 140 miles per hour in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Its central pressure increased slightly to 956 mb. It is moving west-northwest at 16 mph. The intensification has been stunning. On Monday morning, it was just a tropical depression with winds of about 35 mph – and by Tuesday afternoon, its wind speed quadrupled to 140 mph. The rapid strengthening is due to the extremely conducive environment in the Caribbean with very deep warm water and very little wind shear. The storm is also rather small which allows for faster strengthening and weakening, in the video “1 PM Tropical Update: Cat 4 Hurricane Delta strengthening as it enters the Gulf“, below:
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has already issued a state of emergency as Hurricane Delta churns closer towards the U.S. Gulf Coast. Delta and has rapidly grown in strength over the past 24 hours. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN with the latest on the forecast, in the video “Hurricane Delta rapidly intensifies into a Category 4 storm“, below:
Category 4 Hurricane Delta continues to strengthen rapidly. Meteorologist Jim Weber has a closer look at the storm’s position and what’s feeding its intensification, plus an explanation on the latest GFS and ECMWF model runs, in the video “Hurricane Delta update and tropical weather forecast: Oct. 6, 2020“, below:
More details on Hurricane Delta, excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Hurricane Delta is currently an explosively intensifying and very powerful Category 4 major hurricane that is threatening Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba, and the Gulf Coast of the United States. The twenty-sixth tropical cyclone, twenty-fifth named storm, ninth hurricane, and third major hurricane of the2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Delta formed from a tropical wave which was first monitored by the NHC on October 1. Moving westward, the wave began to quickly organize and due to its imminent threat to land, it was designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Six late on October 4. The next day, the system sufficiently organized and was designated as Tropical Depression Twenty-Six and soon thereafter Tropical Storm Delta. Explosive intensification ensued throughout October 5 into October 6, culminating with Delta becoming a Category 4 hurricane. The rate of intensification was the fastest in the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Wilmain 2005.Widespread tropical cyclone watches and warnings were issued throughout theWestern Caribbean and thestates of Yucatán andQuintana Roo in preparation for the storm.
Current storm information
As of 11:00 a.m. EDT(15:00 UTC October 6) October 6, Hurricane Delta is located within 20nautical miles of18.2°N 82.6°W, about 320 mi (520 km) east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and about 120 mi (190 km) southwest of Grand Cayman. Maximum sustained winds are 125 knots (145 mph; 230 km/h) with gusts up to 150 knots (175 mph; 280 km/h). The minimum barometric pressure is 956 mbar (28.23 inHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 15 knots (17 mph; 28 km/h). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center.For the latest official information, see:
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