Central Gulf Coast Jackals, be ready. Hurricane Delta has undergone a tremendous amount of rapid intensification over the past thirty hours. As of the 11:00AM ET update, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded the storm to a powerful Category 4 storm. Current track projections of the course of the storm has the central track going through central Louisiana and either directly over New Orleans or just a smidge to the west. It is projected to make US landfall late Friday.
1120 AM EDT UPDATE: NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft report that Hurricane #Delta has rapidly strengthened into a dangerous category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. More info: https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/3vxNAOAN0l
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 6, 2020
If you are in the cone, the time to make plans and preparations is now as the window will close very quickly.