Tropical Storm “Gamma”

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A wave crashes as a man stands on a jetty near Orleans Harbor in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Sunday, June 7, 2020, as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches the Louisiana Coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

We’ve gone thru the 21 letters of the alphabet used to name hurricanes and now we’re going thru Greek letters. We now have Tropical Storm “Gamma”.

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The storm is diminishing as a tropical depression after it passed by Cancun and Cozumel. It did produce heavy rain and some flooding to the Yucatan Peninsula. Late season tropical storms in this area sometimes turn southwest and that is what Gamma did.

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Here’s Tropical Storm Wind Probabilities for Hurricane Delta. This will be a very significant storm for Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico. Here’s the Public Advisory and Storm Discussion on Gamma. Here’s a nice Gulf of Mexico satellite loop and Belize radar.



In the Eastern Pacific, we have Marie, which ramped up to a Category 4 storm. It’s weakened slowly to a depression as it drifted to the northwest and has remained far away from land.
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Damage from Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles LA

The above pic. shows damage from Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles LA (from KLFY). Today (Sat. 10/3) we have finally dipped below 100 customers without power from the hurricane. That’s 38 days since the hurricane hit. It’s been a monumental task to get power restored. Approximately 1,600 transmission structures, 6,600 poles, 330 miles of distribution wire and nearly 2,900 transformers had to be replaced. Hurricane Delta will also produce significant damage in LA Friday and Saturday, the 9th and 10th.

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