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Tropical Storm Karl Forms In Atlantic

Tropical Storm Karl Forms In Atlantic

Tropical Storm Karl Forms In Atlantic

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It isn’t too often that you have 3 named storms running around at the same time but it does happen from time to time. Today we have Ian, Julia, and now Tropical Storm Karl which formed in the far Eastern Atlantic yesterday. You can see Karl on the loop above and below. It is a sheared cyclone however it did strengthen in a rather hostile environment so it seems that Tropical Storm Karl has enough organization to hold together over the next day or 2 at least.

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Right now if you look at the wide loop you can see te clouds in the middle of the picture moving from south to north. This is the trough that exists east of 60 west that has caused 2 tropical systems, Ian and Gaston to recurve. That trough is forecast to lift out and a large ridge build in its place. If this is the case Karl is likely to miss that trough and make it much further west, possibly as far west as 70 degrees west in the long long range. More on this with JOESTRADAMUS.

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...KARL MOVING WESTWARD OVER THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.3N 33.4W
ABOUT 640 MI...1030 KM WNW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 1870 MI...3005 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Karl was
located near latitude 18.3 North, longitude 33.4 West.  Karl is
moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue through Saturday.  A west-
southwestward motion is possible Saturday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


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