Karl Hits the Yucatan
Tropical Storm Karl formed overnight in the eastern Caribbean Sea off the Yucatan peninsula. The center of Karl moved onshore around 8:45 am EDT (1245 UTC) Wednesday, September 15, 2010, about 30 miles east-northeast of Chetumal, Mexico (near latitude 18.6N, longitude 87.8W). Maximum sustained winds at the time of landfall were 65 mph.
Tropical Storm Karl Potential Storm Track - September 15, 2010
Source: National Hurricane Center (NHC)
At 11 am EDT (1500 UTC) Wednesday, September 15, 2011, Karl remained a tropical storm with maximum winds of 60 mph as it moved to the west at 14 mph. Its position was 175 miles east-southeast of Campeche, Mexico (near latitude 18.6N, longitude 88.2W). Karl is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it crosses the Yucatan. Total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches over the Yucatan peninsula, Belize, and northern Guatemala are possible with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches. Karl should re-emerge into the Bay of Campeche Thursday morning, where it is expected to re-intensity and become a Category 1 hurricane before final landfall on the central east coast of Mexico early Saturday morning.
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