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11am Update on Tropical Storm Karen

Tropical Storm Karen Forecast Track (NHC) Tropical Storm Karen Forecast Track (NHC)
Karen Is A Little Stronger.
 
 
Summary Of 1100 Am EDT Information
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Location... 22.2n 87.9w
About 65 Miles NW Of Cabo Catoche Mexico
About 485 Miles South Of The Mouth Of The Mississippi River
Maximum Sustained Winds... 65 Mph
Present Movement... NNW Or 330 Degrees At 12 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 East Of Morgan City Louisiana
* Metropolitan New Orleans
* Lake Maurepas
* Lake Pontchartrain
 
 
At 1100 Am EDT... The Center Of Tropical Storm Karen 
Was Located Near Latitude 22.2 North... Longitude 87.9 West. 
Karen Is Moving Toward The North-Northwest Near 12 Mph. 
A Turn Toward The North And A Decrease In Forward Speed 
Are Expected During The Next 48 Hours. On The Forecast Track 
The Center Of Karen Is Expected To Approach The Coast Within 
The Hurricane Watch Area On Saturday.
 
Data From An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Indicate
That Maximum Sustained Winds Have Increased To Near 65 Mph
With Higher Gusts. Some Additional Strengthening Is Possible
In The Next Day Or So... And Karen Is Expected To Be At Or Near
Hurricane Strength On Friday.
 
Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 105 Miles
From The Center.
 
The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure 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 Heavy Rainfall Over Portions 
Of Western Cuba And The Northeastern Yucatan Peninsula 
During The Next Day Or So.
 
 
Next Intermediate Advisory... 200 PM EDT.
Next Complete Advisory...500 PM EDT.
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