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Hurricane Delta Enters The Gulf of Mexico….10 am Advisory From The National Hurricane Center

CENTER OF DELTA ABOUT TO EMERGE OFF THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE 
YUCATAN PENINSULA...
...STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE 
NORTHWESTERN AND NORTHERN GULF COAST...


SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.4N 88.0W
ABOUT 65 MI...105 KM WSW OF CABO CATOCHE MEXICO
ABOUT 110 MI...175 KM E OF PROGRESO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB...28.80 INCHES
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Delta was located
near latitude 21.4 North, longitude 88.0 West. Delta is moving
toward the northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h).  A northwestward motion 
with a reduction in forward speed is expected over the next 24 
hours.  A north-northwestward motion is expected by late Thursday, 
and a faster northward to north-northeastward motion is forecast on 
Friday and Friday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Delta 
will move over the southern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, be over 
the southern or central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and 
approach the northern Gulf coast within the hurricane watch area on 
Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Re-strengthening is forecast when the hurricane moves over 
the southern and central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and Delta 
is expected to become a major hurricane again.  Some weakening is 
is forecast as Delta approaches the northern Gulf coast on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles
(205 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb (28.80 inches).


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