On October 7, 2020, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this late morning image of Hurricane Delta after the category 2 storm crossed over Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Delta made landfall near Puerto Morelos around 5:30 a.m. Central Time (10:30 Universal Time) with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles (175 kilometers) per hour. Life-threatening storm surges, dangerous winds, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding are likely to affect the Yucatan Peninsula through October 8. The storm is then expected to strengthen as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico and approaches the United States. Forecasters are warning about life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds, especially along the Louisiana coast this weekend.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Caption by Kasha Patel.