Hurricane Delta track shows strong storm hitting Louisiana on Friday

Hurricane Delta track shows strong storm hitting Louisiana on Friday

RALEIGH, N.C. — The outer rain bands of Hurricane Delta are starting to arrive in Louisiana, despite the bulk of the storm still being 24 hours away. Delta is located about 450 miles south of the Louisiana coast. It is currently a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour. Yesterday the storm made landfall about 10 miles south of Cancun, Mexico…

Read More

'Sheer anxiety': Louisiana braces itself for Hurricane Delta

'Sheer anxiety': Louisiana braces itself for Hurricane Delta

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Thursday after swiping Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Forecasters warned that the storm could blow ashore Friday with winds of up to 100 mph (160 kph) and a storm surge of up to 11 feet (3.4 meters). They placed most of Louisiana within…

Read More

NC American Red Cross volunteers heading to Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Delta

NC American Red Cross volunteers heading to Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Delta

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Local American Red Cross teams are preparing to go to the Gulf Coast as Louisiana braces for another hurricane. A group of more than 20 volunteers from Raleigh, Fayetteville and the sandhills regions are getting ready to leave on Thursday morning with Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall sometime Friday. Delta is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds. Resources have been stretched thin with several Red Cross representatives…

Read More

Hurricane Delta expected to produce high tides in Galveston

Hurricane Delta expected to produce high tides in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas — City of Galveston officials said they’re expecting tides up to 5 feet above average beginning later this week due to Hurricane Delta. The city said the high tides would begin on Thursday and could cause some coastal flooding, particularly in low-lying areas. The storm is expected to hit the Gulf Coast as a major hurricane later this week. Although the Texas coast is not expected to be directly impacted, officials still want…

Read More

Charlotte couple rides out Hurricane Delta in Cancun

Charlotte couple rides out Hurricane Delta in Cancun

What was meant to be a quick and relaxing vacation quickly changed. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte couple on vacation in Cancun had to evacuate their resort Tuesday night as Hurricane Delta made landfall. The Espositos slept on the floor in a makeshift shelter, Wednesday going outside to downed trees and no power.  They still can’t get back to their hotel. As Hurricane Delta barreled towards the Yucatan Peninsula, the skies darkened, and waves picked…

Read More

Why has the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season been so active?

Why has the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season been so active?

This year could certainly end as the most active season on record — with nearly two months left in the season, we’re already 25 storms in. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been one for the record books. And if you didn’t know, we’re only a few storms away from becoming the most active season on record. So what is responsible for the record-breaking season?  Well, a few things.  First, we’ve seen…

Read More

Hurricane Delta weakens to Cat. 1; expected to regain strength as it moves toward Louisiana coast

Hurricane Delta weakens to Cat. 1; expected to regain strength as it moves toward Louisiana coast

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta has weakened to a Cat. 1 storm after raking across the coast of northeastern Mexico on Wednesday; the storm is expected to regain its strength to a Cat. 2 storm as it approaches the Louisiana coast. As of 5 p.m., Delta is 55 miles north-east of Progresso, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The storm is currently moving northwest at 17 mph. This morning., the National Hurricane…

Read More

Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time

Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — For the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, people in Louisiana are once more fleeing the state’s barrier islands and sailing boats to safe harbor while emergency officials ramp up command centers and consider ordering evacuations. The storm being watched Wednesday was Hurricane Delta, the 25th named storm of the Atlantic’s unprecedented hurricane season. Forecasts placed most of the state within Delta’s path. “This season has been relentless,” Louisiana…

Read More

The Latest: Hurricane-weary Louisiana prepares for Delta

The Latest: Hurricane-weary Louisiana prepares for Delta

1:20 p.m. BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall there Friday night or Saturday morning and the entire state is in the storm’s possible path. Edwards says state and local officials in coastal areas are shoring up levees, sandbagging and taking other protections measures. Louisiana is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which ravaged the southwestern region as it roared ashore as a Category 4 storm…

Read More

Port Aransas will be closed to vehicular traffic from Thursday to Saturday due to Hurricane Delta

Port Aransas will be closed to vehicular traffic from Thursday to Saturday due to Hurricane Delta

On Tuesday, Port Aransas officials announced the beach will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Saturday due to possible flooding from Hurricane Delta. Bob Owen On Tuesday, Port Aransas officials announced the beach will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Saturday due to possible flooding from Hurricane Delta. Delta, a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds, made landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula…

Read More

Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Tropical Storms Add More Challenges Amid Coronavirus Downturn

Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Tropical Storms Add More Challenges Amid Coronavirus Downturn

An oil and gas refinery near La Porte, on Aug. 28, 2020. Once again oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a major storm. Reuters reports that companies have already started evacuating offshore oil platforms as Hurricane Delta strengthened to a category 4 storm in the Caribbean Tuesday. Ahead of Hurricane Laura in August, offshore oil production in the Gulf dipped by more than 1 million barrels a day as refineries shut…

Read More

Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Mexico, toppling trees

Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Mexico, toppling trees

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta has made landfall south of Cancun along the northeastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, blowing down trees and knocking out power in some of the area’s resorts. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the center of Delta came ashore around 5:30 a.m. local time as a Category 2 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. – Advertisement – About 2,000 people took refuge…

Read More

Honeymooners forced to pay $5,000 for flight back to US ahead of Hurricane Delta

Honeymooners forced to pay $5,000 for flight back to US ahead of Hurricane Delta

HOUSTON, Texas — Dozens of travelers from Cancun, Mexico are now in Houston scrambling to get back to their homes ahead of Hurricane Delta that’s brewing in the Gulf. Travelers coming into Bush Intercontinental Airport described hectic scenes at Cancun airport before leaving. “It was like nothing I have ever seen before,” said traveler Jessica Biffle. RELATED: Slight westward shift in Delta track could bring more impacts to SE Texas Biffle and her husband were…

Read More

Hurricane Delta makes landfall, will impact Gulf Coast later this week

Hurricane Delta makes landfall, will impact Gulf Coast later this week

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Hurricane Delta made landfall along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday as a strong Category 2 hurricane. The storm is expected to impact the Gulf Coast and bring rain to North Carolina later this week. The storm made landfall around 6:30 a.m. south of Cancun with top winds of 110 mph. Dangerous hurricane conditions are expected for the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, where at least…

Read More

Cat 2 Hurricane Delta makes landfall on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula with 110 mph winds en route to Louisiana

Cat 2 Hurricane Delta makes landfall on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula with 110 mph winds en route to Louisiana

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday morning along the coast of northeastern Mexico near Puerto Morelos as a Category 2 storm. Around 7 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported that Delta hit with sustained winds of around 110 mph; the system is moving northwest at 17 mph. Overnight, Delta weakened from a Category 4 storm but still stayed extremely powerful. Delta was a Category 4 storm as recently as Tuesday night. It…

Read More

Hurricane Delta, now a major hurricane, threatens Gulf Coast

Hurricane Delta, now a major hurricane, threatens Gulf Coast

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — After intensifying from a Category 1 storm to a Category 4 storm in less than 24 hours, Hurricane Delta is expected to hit Cancún on Wednesday. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the Cat. 3 storm could strengthen again and have devastating impacts on the Gulf Coast before it brings rain to North Carolina this weekend. Warm water temperatures and rapid intensification helped the storm strengthen very quickly…

Read More

Cat 3 Hurricane Delta has 140 mph wind gusts as it nears Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula en route to Louisiana

Cat 3 Hurricane Delta has 140 mph wind gusts as it nears Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula en route to Louisiana

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta weakened a bit to a Category 3 storm overnight but remains a major hurricane with serious impacts likely. As of the 5 a.m. update, Delta has slightly weakened but still stays extremely powerful as it takes aim at Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, which will take a direct hit. Hurricane Delta is moving northwest at 17 mph with sustained winds sitting at 115 mph and gusts reaching as high at 140…

Read More

COVID-19 Update, Hurricane Delta, And Roman Mars Of 99% Invisible (Oct. 7, 2020)

COVID-19 Update, Hurricane Delta, And Roman Mars Of 99% Invisible (Oct. 7, 2020)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, gives us an update on the COVID-19 situation in the region. And we get an update on Hurricane Delta, which is expected to land on the Gulf Coast Friday evening or early Saturday. Then our political roundup includes the latest in…

Read More

Delta now a major Category 3 hurricane, bringing 140 mph wind gusts as it nears Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and western Cuba

Delta now a major Category 3 hurricane, bringing 140 mph wind gusts as it nears Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and western Cuba

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta has weakened a bit to a Category 3 storm overnight but remains a major hurricane with serious impacts likely. As of the 5 a.m. update, Delta has slightly weakened but still stays extremely powerful as it takes aim at Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, which will take a direct hit. Hurricane Delta is moving northwest at 17 mph with winds up to 115 mph and gusts reaching as high at 140…

Read More

Hurricane Delta, now Cat. 4, threatens Gulf Coast

Hurricane Delta, now Cat. 4, threatens Gulf Coast

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — After intensifying from a Category 1 storm to a Category 4 storm in less than 24 hours, Hurricane Delta is expected to hit Cancún on Wednesday. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the Cat. 4 storm could strengthen again and have devastating impacts on the Gulf Coast before it brings rain to North Carolina this weekend. Warm water temperatures and rapid intensification helped the storm strengthen very quickly…

Read More

Category 3 Hurricane Delta roars toward Mexico's Cancun area

Category 3 Hurricane Delta roars toward Mexico's Cancun area

By LUIS ANDRÉS HENAO, Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico — Hurricane Delta, a slightly weakened but still dangerous Category 3 storm, barreled toward Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) for an expected landfall south of the Cancun resort before dawn Wednesday. Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín said the state government had prepared, but warned residents and tourists that “it is a strong, powerful hurricane,” though he considered it a good sign that…

Read More

Category 4 Hurricane Delta roars toward Mexico's Cancun area

Category 4 Hurricane Delta roars toward Mexico's Cancun area

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta, a slightly weakened but still dangerous Category 4 storm, barreled toward Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula with winds of 130 mph (215 kph) for an expected landfall south of the Cancun resort before dawn Wednesday. Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín said the state government had prepared, but warned residents and tourists that “it is a strong, powerful hurricane,” though he considered it a good sign that Delta had weakened a bit…

Read More

Vacationers in Mexico evacuate resorts, seek shelter ahead of Hurricane Delta's landfall

Vacationers in Mexico evacuate resorts, seek shelter ahead of Hurricane Delta's landfall

With Hurricane Delta nearing Mexico’s Yucatan as a Category 4 storm, we’re getting a closer look at the current situations in Cancun as residents and vacationers prepare for the storm’s landfall before it makes its way to the U.S. A video shared with ABC News shows a large crowd of people standing in the lobby of the Resort Moon Palace in Cancun. Those in the hotel await to be evacuated to a shelter on the…

Read More

Hurricane Delta becomes dangerous Category 4 storm, expected to slam beach resorts from Tulum to Cozumel

Hurricane Delta becomes dangerous Category 4 storm, expected to slam beach resorts from Tulum to Cozumel

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta spent less than 30 minutes as a Category 3 storm Tuesday before reaching Category 4 strength. The storm is getting bigger fast and speeding up as it takes aim at Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It now has top winds of 145 mph. Forecasters expect Delta to slam into beach resorts from Tulum to Cozumel with an extremely dangerous storm surge of up to 13 feet and even higher waves. Once…

Read More

Galveston, Bolivar could experience 'minor' coastal flooding from Hurricane Delta

Galveston, Bolivar could experience 'minor' coastal flooding from Hurricane Delta

Chris Hendricks tries to clear debris from a storm drain to help with the draining of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Beta on his street Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Galveston. Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Hurricane Delta could cause minor flooding in Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula’s “usual vulnerable spots” later this week as the storm nears the Gulf Coast. Storm surge from Delta — a category 4 hurricane as of Tuesday afternoon…

Read More

'Sometimes it's us that need the help': California firefighter loses new home in wildfire

'Sometimes it's us that need the help': California firefighter loses new home in wildfire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — While fighting the Glass Fire in Northern California, a Santa Rosa firefighter lost his own home, which he had purchased just days before and had not yet insured. Now the community is fighting to help him and three other families. “When we got up here, I could see the first structure over there was my brother’s house that had burned,” said Fire Captain Mike Musgrove. He explained what it was like…

Read More

2020 hurricane season is the second most active on record

2020 hurricane season is the second most active on record

Record countdown is on for most tropical systems to make landfall in the U.S. in one season. The Gulf Coast has seen more than half of those landfalls. AUSTIN, Texas — It is no secret that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is one of the most active in recent memory.  For the second time in history, meteorologists had to turn to the Greek Alphabet to name storms because the predetermined list of tropical system names…

Read More

There Aren’t Just More Hurricanes In The Gulf Now; They’re Also Moving Slower

There Aren’t Just More Hurricanes In The Gulf Now; They’re Also Moving Slower

Yet another hurricane is moving through the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Delta is the 25th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – one of the busiest ever. But there aren’t just more hurricanes forming in the Gulf these days. Storms are also moving more slowly than they used to, drenching areas with rainfall as they linger – much like Hurricane Harvey did in Southeast Texas in 2017. Kimberly Wood, an assistant professor of meteorology…

Read More

In less than 24 hours, Hurricane Delta strengthens from Cat. 1 to Cat. 4 storm

In less than 24 hours, Hurricane Delta strengthens from Cat. 1 to Cat. 4 storm

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified from a Category 1 to a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday and could have devastating impacts on the Gulf Coast before it brings rain to North Carolina later this week. Warm water temperatures helped the storm strengthen very quickly, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. The center of the storm is expected to pass the Cayman Islands on Tuesday, strengthening into a Cat….

Read More

Hurricane Delta rapidly becomes dangerous Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta is rapidly intensifying. The storm spent less than 30 minutes as a Category 3 storm Tuesday before reaching Category 4 strength. The National Hurricane Center said at 11:20 a.m. that an NOAA aircraft found that the storm actually had sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, as opposed to the 115 that was reported at 11 a.m. Yesterday’s forecast didn’t expect Delta to be a Category 4 storm until…

Read More

Hurricane Delta reaches Category 3 with 115 mph winds as it tracks into the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Delta reaches Category 3 with 115 mph winds as it tracks into the Gulf of Mexico

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta is strengthening quicker than expected, already reaching Category 2 with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Delta is continuing to gain strength and could reach Category 4–sustained wind speeds of 130-156 mph–as early as Tuesday night. NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft reported at 8 a.m. that Hurricane Delta “continues to rapidly strengthen.” Delta is located about 370 miles east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. It…

Read More

Hurricane Delta now Category 2, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

Hurricane Delta now Category 2, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Satellite image of Hurricane Delta on Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo: WWAY) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Delta is getting bigger fast and speeding up as it takes aim at Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s now a Category 2 hurricane with top winds of 110 mph. Forecasters now expect Delta to slam into beach resorts from Tulum to Cozumel with an extremely dangerous storm surge of up to 9 feet and even higher…

Read More

Hurricane Delta 'rapidly strengthens' to Category 2 with 110 mph wind as it tracks into the Gulf of Mexico

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Delta is strengthening quicker than expected, already reaching Category 2 with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Delta is continuing to gain strength and could reach Category 4–sustained wind speeds of 130-156 mph–as early as Tuesday night. NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft reported at 8 a.m. that Hurricane Delta “continues to rapidly strengthen.” Delta is located about 370 miles east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. It…

Read More

Hurricane Delta now Category 2, roars at Mexico's Yucatan

Hurricane Delta now Category 2, roars at Mexico's Yucatan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 2 hurricane early Tuesday, packing 110 mph (175 kmh) winds on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then grow to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 as it approaches the U.S. Gulf coast. As Delta shifted west on Monday, Cuba withdrew a hurricane warning for its western province of Pinar del Rio and replaced it with a tropical storm warning. There was also a…

Read More

Delta becomes Category 2 hurricane as it moves toward Gulf of Mexico, forecast calls for late Friday landfall in U.S.

Delta becomes Category 2 hurricane as it moves toward Gulf of Mexico, forecast calls for late Friday landfall in U.S.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A newly formed tropical system in the Caribbean Sea strengthened into Hurricane Delta on Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of Tuesday morning, Hurricane Delta has maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. As of the 5 a.m. update, Hurricane Delta is a Category 2 storm and moving 15 mph west-northwest. It’s around 420 miles east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico….

Read More

Delta strengthens to Cat. 2, expected to hit Gulf Coast as major hurricane

Delta strengthens to Cat. 2, expected to hit Gulf Coast as major hurricane

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Delta strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane on Tuesday, making it the ninth hurricane of the season. The storm is also the 25th named storm of the season. The storm is expected to intensify as it moves over warmer water and make landfall along the Gulf Coast as a major hurricane, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. When that happens, Delta will be the record 10th storm…

Read More

Hurricane Delta rapidly strengthening, expected to become major storm Tuesday

Hurricane Delta rapidly strengthening, expected to become major storm Tuesday

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Hurricane Delta rapidly strengthening, expected to become major storm Tuesday Tropical Storm Delta has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane and is expected to make landfall later this week. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE This year’s Atlantic hurricane season…

Read More

Delta strengthens into hurricane as it moves toward Gulf of Mexico, could be first 'Greek name' hurricane to hit United States

Delta strengthens into hurricane as it moves toward Gulf of Mexico, could be first 'Greek name' hurricane to hit United States

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A newly formed tropical system in the Caribbean Sea strengthened into Hurricane Delta on Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Delta currently has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The forecast shows Delta moving into the Gulf of Mexico around Tuesday night or Wednesday. As of the 8 p.m. update, Hurricane Delta is moving 8 mph west-northwest. Delta…

Read More

2020 Atlantic hurricane season already second most active in history

2020 Atlantic hurricane season already second most active in history

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is only three named storms away from becoming the most active hurricane season on record. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has brought twice the typical number of storms and is only three named storms away from becoming the most active hurricane season on record. With nearly two months left in the season, there is a high possibility it could happen. The hyperactive hurricane season has already exhausted the list of…

Read More

Tropical Storm Gamma turns deadly as it inundates Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Tropical Storm Gamma turns deadly as it inundates Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Gamma lashed Mexico with inundating rain and damaging winds. The worst of Tropical Storm Gamma was in the rearview mirror on Monday as the storm continued to weaken off the northern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Yet, even in its weakened state, forecasters said it could produce some disruptive impacts through midweek. Over the weekend, Gamma lashed Mexico with inundating rain and damaging winds following its formation late Friday from Tropical Depression 25. According to…

Read More

Tropical Storm Delta joins Gamma in busy hurricane season

Tropical Storm Delta joins Gamma in busy hurricane season

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Tropical storms Gamma and Delta (Photo: WWAY) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deadly Tropical Storm Gamma has stalled just north of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, while a potentially more threatening Tropical Storm Delta has formed in the Caribbean. Forecasters say Delta will hit western Cuba and eventually the U.S. Gulf Coast, likely as a hurricane. – Advertisement – The track is widely uncertain five days out, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says…

Read More

Tropical Storm Delta strengthens as it churns toward Gulf Coast: NHC updates for Monday

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Tropical Depression 26 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Delta Monday morning, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. The disturbance was upgraded to a tropical depression Sunday night. Tropical Storm Delta was located less than 100 miles south of Jamaica Monday morning, and was moving in a northwestern direction at 9 mph. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.  The system is expected to move…

Read More

Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Deadly wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres this year, a new record for the number of acres burned in a single year. The previous record was two years ago when wildfires destroyed 1.67 million acres. – Advertisement – California fire officials said the state hit the fearsome milestone Sunday with about two months still left in the fire season. Lightning strikes in mid-August…

Read More

Tropical Storm Delta forms, expected to bring rain to North Carolina

Tropical Storm Delta forms, expected to bring rain to North Carolina

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Delta formed Monday and could bring rain to North Carolina later this week. Tropical Depression 26 formed south of Jamaica on Sunday night. On Monday, it became a tropical storm. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, the storm is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane over the next three days. Delta is expected to become a Cat. 1 hurricane on Wednesday and is likely to…

Read More

Tropical Storm Delta forms in Caribbean Sea, forecast to strengthen into hurricane before hitting United States

Tropical Storm Delta forms in Caribbean Sea, forecast to strengthen into hurricane before hitting United States

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A newly formed tropical system in the Caribbean Sea strengthened into Tropical Storm Delta on Monday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Delta currently has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, but those are expected to increase as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The forecast shows Delta moving into the Gulf of Mexico around Tuesday night or Wednesday. Around that same time, it is…

Read More
1 2 3 4 5 217