Hurricane Delta will gain strength as it approaches U.S. Gulf Coast. Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Hurricane Delta crossing over the Yucatan Peninsula as a category 2 storm.
The storm made landfall near Puerto Morelos, Mexico with maximum sustained winds up to 110 miles per hour. Hurricane Delta will gain strength as it approaches U.S. Gulf Coast
Hurricane Delta is expected to strengthen as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico and approaches the United States. Hurricane Delta will gain strength as it approaches U.S. Gulf Coast
The image was captured on October 7, 2020 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.
The Gulf Coast of the United States is the coastline along the Southern United States where they meet the Gulf of Mexico. The coastal states that have a shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, and these are known as the Gulf States. Hurricane Delta will gain strength as it approaches U.S. Gulf Coast
The economy of the Gulf Coast area is dominated by industries related to energy, petrochemicals, fishing, aerospace, agriculture, and tourism. The large cities of the region are (from west to east) Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi, Mobile, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and increasingly, Sarasota. All are the centers of their respective metropolitan areas and most contain large ports.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory