FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Delta strengthens to Cat. 4 hurricane

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Delta strengthens to Cat. 4 hurricane
The National Hurricane Center upgraded Delta to category 4 hurricane as of 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Source: WAFB)

The following information was provided by the National Hurricane Center:

Recently received data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that delta has rapidly strengthened into a category 4 hurricane.

LOCATION: 18.2 N, 82.7 W, about 315 miles east, southeast of Cozumel, Mexico and about 115 miles southwest of Grand Cayman

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 130 mph

PRESENT MOVEMENT: West-northwest at 16 mph

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 954 mb

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