11 AM Update | Karen Dissipates to a Remnant Low
Tropical Depression Karen is no more. Karen dissipated this morning to a remnant low pressure system. Satellite imagery indicates that the center of Karen is no longer well defined and therefore, is no longer a tropical cyclone. The remnant low pressure system is moving east at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds near 30 mph. Regeneration is not expected due to a combination of dry air and vertical wind shear.
5 AM Update | Karen Expected to Weaken to a Remnant Low
Tropical Depression Karen is on the move this morning to the northeast at 2 mph. Maximum sustained winds have decreased overnight to 30 mph. The National Hurricane Center estimates that Karen will degenerate to a remnant low in about 12 hours. Karen is forecast to produce 1 to 3 inches of rain over portions of the central Gulf Coast and southeastern state, mainly to the east of the forecast track.
Watches & Warnings as of 5 AM
All previous tropical storm warnings have been discontinued. There are NO coastal tropical storm warnings or watches in effect.
The tropical cyclone is expected to merge with a frontal system and completely dissipate within the next 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Karen | System History
This table contains the NHC’s statistics for the tropical cyclone from each advisory.
|Date||Time (EST)||Classification||Max Winds (mph)||Movement/Speed||Pressure (mb)|
|Oct 3||8 AM||Tropical Storm||60||NNW at 13 mph||1004|
|11 AM||65||NNW at 12 mph||1004|
|2 PM||65||NNW at 12 mph||1004|
|5 PM||65||NNW at 12 mph||999|
|8 PM||65||NNW at 12 mph||999|
|11 PM||65||NNW at 10 mph||999|
|Oct 4||5 AM||60||NW at 10 mph||1002|
|8 AM||60||NNW at 10 mph||1003|
|11 AM||50||NNW at 10 mph||1003|
|2 PM||50||NNW at 9 mph||1003|
|5 PM||50||NNW at 7 mph||1003|
|11 PM||45||NNW at 7 mph||1002|
|Oct 5||2 AM||40||NNW at 8 mph||1004|
|5 AM||40||NNW at 8 mph||1007|
|8 AM||40||N at 10 mph||1008|
|11 AM||40||N at 7 mph||1008|
|5 PM||40||N at 2 mph||1007|
|11 PM||Tropical Depression||35||Stationary||1008|
|Oct 6||5 AM||30||NE at 2 mph||1009|
|11 AM||Remnant Low||30||E at 13 mph||1009|