Friday, October 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen Headed for Louisiana

Tropical Storm Karen continues on its forecast path. Karen is presently moving NNW (330 degrees) at about 10 mph and is expected to gradually turn to the right towards the Louisiana / Mississippi coast. Karen's location as of 8:00 AM EDT was 25.2°N 90.0°W, making sustained winds of 60 mph or 95 kmh. Minimum central pressure is 1003 mb. Little change in strength is expected today and tonight. Karen should be near the coasts of LA and MS Saturday evening.

The graphics below show Tropical Storm Karen's position and forecast tropical wind field probabilities.

Hurricane watches are in effect for:
* Grand Isle Louisiana to west of Destin, Florida

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for:
* Grand Isle Louisiana to the mouth of the Pearl River

Tropical storm watches are in effect for:
* West of Grand Isle to east of Morgan City, Louisiana
* Metropolitan New Orleans
* Lake Maurepas
* Lake Pontchartrain
* Destin to Indian Pass, Florida