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06 October, 2020

Major Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta was upgraded today to a category 4 major hurricane. It is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane.

The cone for probable path has also shifted to the west, which now includes Texas, east of Galveston.

Delta is expected to continue to strengthen until it makes landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico tomorrow.

Current winds are around 145 mph (230 kmh).


Port Conditions

Mobile

The USCG COTP Sector Mobile has set PORT CONDITION WHISKEY for all ports within the AOR, including the Port of Mobile.  The COTP advises that the Port of Mobile could move to PORT CONDITION X-RAY as early as tomorrow.  For the Port Mobile, WHISKEY carries a draft restriction of -45 ft. / 13.7 m.  This draft restriction is a carryover from Hurricane Sally.  The USACE dredge remain on the bar and will continue work for the next 30 days.  The USCG was able to restore all ATONs with the exception of three, and that work continues. 

New Orleans

At 0800 local time, October 6, 2020, in preparation for the approaching Hurricane DELTA, the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector New Orleans set Port Condition WHISKEY in accordance with the Maritime Hurricane Contingency Port Plan (MHCPP)

Port Arthur, Beaumont & Lake Charles

Port Condition Whiskey (attached MSIB)

Latest NHC Update:

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE DELTA HEADING TOWARD THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...

...EXPECTED TO BRING A LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND EXTREME WINDS...

 

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...18.9N 84.1W

ABOUT 215 MI...345 KM ESE OF COZUMEL MEXICO

ABOUT 240 MI...385 KM ESE OF TULUM MEXICO

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Cuba has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for the province of La Habana.


SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

 

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Tulum to Dzilam Mexico

* Cozumel

 

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Cuba province of Pinar del Rio

* Isle of Youth

* Punta Herrero to Tulum Mexico

* Dzilam to Progresso Mexico

 

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...

 

THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE PROVINCE OF LA HABANA.

 

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT  15 KT

 

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  956 MB

EYE DIAMETER   5 NM

MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 125 KT WITH GUSTS TO 150 KT.

64 KT....... 25NE  20SE  15SW  20NW.

50 KT....... 40NE  30SE  30SW  30NW.

34 KT....... 90NE  80SE  60SW  80NW.

12 FT SEAS..150NE  60SE  30SW  90NW.

WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.9N  84.1W AT 06/2100Z AT 06/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 18.5N  83.5W

 

 

Other Informative Links

Surface Plot: HERE

Upper Steering Map : HERE

Peak Storm Surge: HERE

Surface Analysis: HERE

Wind/Wave Analysis: HERE