NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: Tropical Storm Karl Forms Over Far Eastern Tropical Atlantic
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2016
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – TROPICAL STORM KARL FORMS OVER THE FAR EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC.
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 575 MI…930 KM WNW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 1930 MI…3105 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Karl was
located near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 32.5 West. Karl is
moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a motion toward
the west or west-southwest is expected for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with
higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km),
mainly to the northeast of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND: None
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