Tropical Storm Delia - September 2-9, 1973

A tropical depression spun up rapidly near Cozumel, Mexico on September 1st.  Moving north-northwest
through the Yucatan Channel, it developed into a tropical storm the following day.  During the 3rd, the storm
turned to the west-northwest and winds increased near the center to 70 mph.  As it approached the western
Gulf coast, Delia circumscribed a cyclonc loop on the 4th, first scraping Galveston Island before making its
final landfall near between Freeport and Galveston on the 5th.  The cyclone then turned west through central
Texas before diving west-southwest into northeast Mexico.  The storm total graphics lie below.  Rainfall data
was provided by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
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