Category 4 Hurricane Delta poses devastating threat to Cancun

155 mph winds forecast tonight near Cancun, Louisiana landfall Friday?

Hurricane Delta
Hurricane Delta GOES-16 infrared satellite loop Tuesday afternoon.
NOAA via COD Weather Lab

It’s happening again. Another seemingly super-hurricane spinning out of nowhere is heading for a potentially devastating landfall.

Hurricane Delta blew up with near-record rapid intensification over warm Gulf of Mexico waters in the past 24 hours.

Delta is forecast to pass very near the resort area of Cancun early Wednesday morning.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center forecast is for 155 mph sustained winds. That’s a devastating wind damage and storm surge combination.

Delta is forecast to make another landfall along the Gulf Coast late this week.

Hurricane Delta forecast track
Hurricane Delta forecast track

The most likely target is Lousiana.

Delta looks to be the 5th hurricane landfall in the U.S. this year. The last time that occurred was 2005.

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