September 24, 2022 10:29 am

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rotator
Posted: 4.10.2013 9:48

NWS KAREN UPDATE

...Karen a little weaker...
...Expected to be near the central Gulf Coast on Saturday...
 
 
summary of 1000 am CDT...1500 UTC...information
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location...25.6n 90.2w
about 250 mi...405 km SSW of the mouth of the Mississippi River
about 290 mi...465 km SSE of Morgan City Louisiana
maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
present movement...NNW or 330 degrees at 10 mph...17 km/h
minimum central pressure...1003 mb...29.62 inches
 
 
watches and warnings
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changes with this advisory...
 
the Tropical Storm Warning has been extended westward from Grand
Isle Louisiana to Morgan City.
 
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
 
a Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Grand Isle Louisiana to west of Destin Florida
 
a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Morgan City Louisiana to the mouth of the Pearl River
 
a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* metropolitan New Orleans
* Lake Maurepas
* Lake Pontchartrain
* Destin to Indian Pass Florida
 
the Hurricane Watch could be changed to a tropical storm watch or
warning later today.
 
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before
the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds...
conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
 
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
 
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.
 
Interests elsewhere along the northeastern coast of the Gulf of
Mexico should monitor the progress of Karen.
 
For storm information specific to your area...including possible
inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by
your local National Weather Service forecast office.
 
 
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
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at 1000 am CDT...1500 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Karen was
located near latitude 25.6 north...longitude 90.2 west. Karen is
moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph...17 km/h. A turn
toward the north and a decrease in forward speed are expected by
early Saturday. A turn toward the northeast is expected on Sunday...
with an increase in forward speed. On the forecast track...the
center of Karen is expected to be near the coast within the
Tropical Storm Warning area Saturday night.
 
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph...85 km/h...
with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the
next day or so...with some strengthening possible Saturday night
and Sunday.
 
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles...220
km...mainly to the north and east of the center. NOAA buoy 42001
located about 40 miles...65 km...northeast of the center...recently
reported a sustained wind of 43 mph...69 km/h...and a wind gust of
51 mph...83 km/h.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb...29.62 inches.