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Area of Low Pressure Becomes Tropical Storm Karl (13L) by Yucatan Peninsula

20.4N 86.6W

September 15th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Karl (13L) - September 14th, 2010

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Track of TS 13L - September 14th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 13L

The area of low pressure over the Caribbean Sea was declared Tropical Storm Karl while at a distance of 315 miles east of the Yucatán Peninsula.

As of 11 p.m. EDT September 14 (0300 UTC September 15), the center of Tropical Storm Karl was located within 15 nautical miles of 18.6°N 85.5°W, about 185 miles (295 km) east of Chetumal, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 45 mph (75 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is estimated at 999 mbar (hPa; 29.50 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 15 mph (24 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend up to 25 miles (40 km) from the center of Karl.

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