Publish date:

Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall

Delta as a Category 4 storm over the Caribbean. Photo: NASA

Delta as a Category 4 storm over the Caribbean. Photo: NASA

Hurricane Delta made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 storm this morning, packing 110-mph winds after weakening from a Category 4 storm over the Caribbean.

Maximum sustained winds had topped out at 145 mph Tuesday, and the storm is moving northwest at 15 to 20 mph, according to The Weather Channel.

The National Hurricane Center said satellite imagery, radar data from Cuba and surface observations in Mexico show that the center of Delta struck near Puerto Morelos around 5:30 a.m. local time, according to the Associated Press.

Delta made landfall south of Cancun, Mexico. Photo: weather.com.

Delta made landfall south of Cancun, Mexico. Photo: weather.com.

The storm is expected to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, according to NBC.

Although the storm has weakened, forecasters warn that Delta is still “extremely dangerous and that life-threatening storm surge could raise water levels between 9 and 13 feet.”

Delta will likely strengthen once it’s back over open water, according to CNN, and hurricane and storm surge watches will likely be issued later today along the U.S. Gulf Coast. 

Related

CSP Joins ‘Thirty by Thirty’ Coalition

The Center for Sportfishing Policy and 54 coalition members submitted recommendations for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative.

Entries Open for Neptune Awards

The Marine Marketers of America is accepting submissions for its annual contest in 23 categories through Dec. 6.

CSP Joins ‘Thirty by Thirty’ Coalition

The Center for Sportfishing Policy and 54 coalition members submitted recommendations for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative.

Take Action Now

We must take action to push Congress to reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. Here’s how you can help.

Southern Marinas Acquires Missouri Facility

Millstone Resort and Marina on Lake of the Ozarks is the fifth addition this year to the company’s portfolio.

Forbes Names Brunswick a World’s Best Employer

Brunswick ranked in the top 15 percent overall and in the top 10 for companies in the engineering and manufacturing category.

Fountaine Pajot Names Dealer

Atlantic Cruising Yachts Texas is the French builder’s exclusive representative for the Gulf Coast.

KingFisher Boats, Barnacle Form Partnership

The boatbuilder will offer Barnacle’s BRNKL remote monitoring system on several model year 2022 boats.