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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 Weaker... Expected To Be Near The 
Central Gulf Coast On Saturday.
 
 
Summary Of 1100 Am EDT Information
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Location... 25.6n 90.2w
About 250 Miles SSW Of The Mouth Of The Mississippi River
About 290 Miles SSE Of Morgan City Louisiana
Maximum Sustained Winds... 50 Mph
Present Movement... NNW Or 330 Degrees At 10 Mph
Minimum Central Pressure... 1003 Mb... 29.62 Inches
 
 
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.
 
Interests Elsewhere Along The Northeastern Coast Of 
The Gulf Of Mexico Should Monitor The Progress Of Karen.
 
 
At 1100 Am EDT... 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. 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
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
Mainly To The North And East Of The Center. NOAA Buoy 42001
Located About 40 Miles Northeast Of The Center... Recently
Reported A Sustained Wind Of 43 Mph And A Wind Gust Of
51 Mph.
 
The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 1003 Mb...
29.62 Inches.
 
 
Tropical Storm Conditions Are Expected Within Portions Of The
Tropical Storm Warning Area On Saturday. Hurricane Conditions Are
Possible In Portions Of The Hurricane Watch Area By Sunday Morning.
 
The Combination Of Storm Surge And The Tide Will Cause
Normally Dry Areas Near The Coast To Be Flooded By Rising Waters.
The Water Could Reach The Following Heights Above Ground If The
Peak Surge Occurs At The Time Of High Tide...
 
West Of The Mississippi River To Terrebonne Bay... 1 To 3 Ft
Mouth Of The Mississippi River To Mobile Bay... 3 To 5 Ft
East Of Mobile Bay To West Of Apalachee Bay... 1 To 3 Ft
Apalachee Bay Including Cedar Key... 2 To 4 Ft
South Of Apalachee Bay To Tampa Bay... 1 To 2 Ft
 
The Highest Water Will Occur Along The Immediate Coast Near 
And To The East Of Where Landfall Occurs... Where The Surge 
Will Be Accompanied By Dangerous Waves. Surge-Related Flooding 
Depends On The Relative Timing Of The Surge And The Tidal Cycle...
And Can Vary Greatly Over Short Distances. 
 
Karen Is Expected To Produce Rainfall Amounts Of 3 To 6
Inches Over Portions Of The Central And Eastern Gulf Coast 
Through Sunday Night... Mainly Near And To The Right Of The Path 
Of The Center. Isolated Storm Total Amounts Of 10 Inches Are 
Possible.
 
 
Next Intermediate Advisory... 200 PM EDT.
Next Complete Advisory...500 PM EDT.
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