Thursday, September 16, 2010

Karl Emerges Into the Gulf

As expected, Tropical Storm Karl has emerged back out over open waters early this morning - this time in the far southwest Gulf of Mexico.

At 7am CDT...the center of Karl was located 110 miles West of Campeche, Mexico.  Karl was moving West/Northwest at 9 mph...with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

Karl has reintensified rather rapidly for having only moved off of the Yucatan Peninsula a matter of hours ago.  He is likely to become a hurricane later this morning, and will make landfall for a final time tomorrow afternoon along the lower Mexican coast.

This track is further South than originally forecast by computer models earlier this week.  This would tend to limit the prospects for any precipitation associated with Karl across the southern U.S. over the weekend.

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