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Tropical Storm Karen Forms in the Southeast Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Karen Forecast Track (NHC) Tropical Storm Karen Forecast Track (NHC)
Tropical Storm Forms Over The Southeastern Gulf Of Mexico...
Hurricane And Tropical Storm Watches Issued For The Northern 
Gulf Coast.
Summary Of 900 Am EDT Information
Location... 22.0n 87.6w
About 40 Miles NW Of Cabo Catoche Mexico
About 500 Miles South Of The Mouth Of The Mississippi River
Maximum Sustained Winds... 60 Mph
Present Movement... NNW Or 340 Degrees At 13 Mph
Minimum Central Pressure... 1004 Mb... 29.65 Inches
A Hurricane Watch Is In Effect For...
* Grand Isle Louisiana To Indian Pass Florida
A Tropical Storm Watch Is In Effect For...
* West Of Grand Isle To Morgan City Louisiana...
* Metropolitan New Orleans
* Lake Maurepas
* Lake Pontchartrain
At 900 AM EDT... The Center Of Tropical Storm Karen Was
Located By An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft 
Near Latitude 22.0 North... Longitude 87.6 West. Karen Is 
Moving Toward The North-Northwest Near 13 Mph. A Gradual 
Turn Toward The North And A Decrease In Forward Speed 
Are Expected During The Next 48 Hours. 
Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 60 Mph With Higher
Gusts. Some Strengthening Is Forecast During The Next 48 
Hours... And Karen Is Expected To Be At Or Near Hurricane 
Strength On Friday. 
Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 90 Miles
From The Center.
The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Based On Data 
From The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Is
1004 Mb... 29.65 Inches.
Hurricane Conditions Are Possible Within Portions Of The
Hurricane Watch Area By Saturday Morning... With Tropical 
Storm Conditions Possible By Late Friday.
Karen Is Expected To Produce Areas Of Heavy Rainfall Over
Portions Of Western Cuba And The Northeastern Yucatan 
Peninsula During The Next Day Or So.
Next Complete Advisory... 1100 Am EDT.
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