Hurricane Delta strengthens faster than expected

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According to the UGA Extension blog, Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Climatologist, said the impacts for the Southeast from soon-to-be Hurricane Delta remain the same, with the biggest effects in Alabama, western Georgia and western end of the Florida Panhandle.

A stronger storm means that storm surge along the coast is likely to be higher than it would be if the storm were weaker. By the time it makes landfall Friday night, it should be moving pretty good, which will reduce the amount of rainfall at any one location. You can get updated information from the National Hurricane Center.

Delta developed six weeks earlier than the only other time we have had a storm Delta back in 2005, another very active year.