From:TheBahamasWeekly.com

Bahamas Weather
12pm News Item on Hurricane Delta
Oct 8, 2020 - 11:42:16 AM

Delta_12pm_Oct_8.png

NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE DELTA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12 PM THURSDAY 08TH OCTOBER 2020.

...NOAA AND AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTERS REPORT DELTA HAS STRENGTHENED...

...HURRICANE CONDITIONS AND LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE EXPECTED TO BEGIN ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST ON FRIDAY... 

AT 11 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DELTA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.0┬░NORTH AND LONGITUDE 92.7┬░ WEST OR ABOUT 400 MILES SOUTH OF CAMERON LOUISIANA. 

DELTA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH, AND THIS MOTION WITH A REDUCTION IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST TO OCCUR BY LATE TONIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON OR FRIDAY NIGHT.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF DELTA WILL MOVE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO TODAY, OVER THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON FRIDAY, AND THEN MOVE INLAND WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON OR FRIDAY NIGHT. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST, AND DELTA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE AGAIN BY TONIGHT.  SOME WEAKENING IS POSSIBLE AS DELTA APPROACHES THE NORTHERN GULF COAST ON FRIDAY, WITH RAPID WEAKENING EXPECTED AFTER THE CENTER MOVES INLAND. 

THIS SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS. THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6 PM. PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER:  S. SEARS ISSUED: 08/10/20 @ 11:20AM



© Copyright 2020 by thebahamasweekly.com -