Tropical Storm Karl forms in the Atlantic, expected to approach Leeward Islands next week

Infrared satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Karl as of September 16, 2016 0215 UTC (September 15, 2016 9:15pm CDT). Image courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies and Engineering Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Infrared satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Karl as of September 16, 2016 0215 UTC (September 15, 2016 9:15pm CDT). Image courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies and Engineering Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM KARL ADVISORY NUMBER 7
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122016
1100 PM AST THU SEP 15 2016

…TROPICAL STORM KARL FORMS OVER THE FAR EASTERN TROPICAL
ATLANTIC…

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…17.9N 32.5W
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

Tropical Storm Karl in the Atlantic Ocean. (NOAA/NHC)

Tropical Storm Karl in the Atlantic Ocean. (NOAA/NHC)

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 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
48 hours.

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
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None.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Stewart