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University of Oklahoma mobile radar tracked Hurricane Delta in Louisiana

Posted at 8:10 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 12:28:37-04

TULSA, Okla. — The National Weather Service showed the University of Oklahoma's mobile radar heading to Louisiana to help track Hurricane Delta.

Delta made landfall in Louisiana on Oct. 9th as a category 2 hurricane around 6 p.m. CT with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.

READ MORE: Delta makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 2 hurricane

In the Twitter post, NWS said, "Mobile radar on the way."

The OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the NEXRAD Radar Operations Center are deploying the mobile radar to give additional radar coverage during Hurricane Delta.

NWS said the mobile radar is being deployed to Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Louisiana got the brunt of the impact of the 2020 hurricane season. Hurricanes Marco and Laura already made landfall in the state, causing inland flooding and significant damage along the coast.

Hurricane Sally also did significant damage nearby Gulf Shores, Alabama, when it made landfall in September.

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