VIDEO FORECAST — Category 4 Hurricane Delta headed to the Yucatan. Growing risk for Louisiana late week.

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JUST IN — Hurricane #Delta is now a Category 4 with 130mph winds. Hurricane Hunters just found evidence of ~130mph winds, and the National Hurricane Center has issued a Special Advisory.

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Official forecast now shows brings Delta as a Category 3 or strong Category 2 towards south Louisiana late Friday, with a landfall between Morgan City/Franklin/New Iberia late Friday.

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Remember, it’s important to not focus on the exact details of the track or intensity forecasts, as the average 3-4 day track error is around 150 miles and the average 4-day intensity error is close to 15 mph.

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Water temperatures are still much cooler in the northern Gulf of Mexico, which should put a cap on intensity as Delta moves towards the northern Gulf Coast. In fact, weakening is expected as wind shear also increases as the system nears south Louisiana.

Unfortunately, with a system like this, you don’t have the luxury of betting on the system weakening. You must prepare as if system won’t weaken.

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In addition, significant impacts will be expected along the track and EAST of where the center comes onshore.

Time to ready the storm preparations & be prepared to act.

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