Cat 3 Hurricane Karl Makes Landfall In Mexico

Hurricane Karl Intermediate Advisory Number 13a
Nws Tpc/National Hurricane Center Miami Fl Al132010
100 Pm Cdt Fri Sep 17 2010

...Center Of Karl Now Inland Just To The West Of Veracruz Mexico...

Summary Of 100 Pm Cdt...1800 Utc...Information
Location...19.2n 96.4w
About 15 Mi...25 Km W Of Veracruz Mexico
Maximum Sustained Winds...110 Mph...175 Km/Hr
Present Movement...Wsw Or 255 Degrees At 8 Mph...13 Km/Hr
Minimum Central Pressure...979 Mb...28.91 Inches

Watches And Warnings
Changes With This Advisory...


Summary Of Watches And Warnings In Effect...

A Hurricane Warning Is In Effect For...
* The Coast Of Mexico From Veracruz To Cabo Rojo

A Hurricane Watch Is In Effect For...
* The Coast Of Mexico North Of Cabo Rojo To La Cruz

A Tropical Storm Warning Is In Effect For...
* The Coast Of Mexico North Of Cabo Rojo To La Cruz
* The Coast Of Mexico South Of Veracruz To Punta El Lagarto

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Discussion And 48-Hour Outlook
At 100 Pm Cdt...1800 Utc...The Center Of Hurricane Karl Was Located
Near Latitude 19.2 North...Longitude 96.4 West. Karl Is Moving
Toward The West-Southwest Near 8 Mph...13 Km/Hr...And A Motion
Toward The West-Southwest Or West Is Expected During The Next
48 Hours. On The Forecast Track...The Center Of Karl Should Move
Farther Inland Over Southeastern Mexico This Afternoon And Tonight.

Maximum Sustained Winds Have Decreased To Near 110 Mph...
175 Km/Hr...With Higher Gusts. Karl Is Now A Category Two Hurricane
On The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Continued Weakening Is
Expected As The Center Of Karl Moves Farther Inland.

Hurricane Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 25 Miles...35 Km...From
The Center...And Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To
90 Miles...150 Km. An Automated Station In The Harbor At Veracruz
Mexico Recently Reported 10-Minute Mean Winds Of 65 Mph...105
Km/Hr... And A Wind Gust Of 94 Mph...152 Km/Hr.

The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 979 Mb...28.91 Inches.

Hazards Affecting Land
Storm Surge...A Dangerous Storm Surge Will Raise Water Levels By
As Much As 12 To 15 Feet Above Normal Tide Levels Along The
Immediate Coast Near And To The North Of Where The Center Makes
Landfall. Near The Coast...The Surge Will Be Accompanied By Large
And Destructive Waves.

Wind...Hurricane-Force Winds Are Occurring Near The Center Of Karl
In The Warning Area. These Winds Will Spread Inland Along The
Track Of The Center This Afternoon And This Evening.

Rainfall...Karl Is Expected To Produce Rainfall Accumulations Of 5
To 10 Inches Across The Central And Southern Mexican Gulf Coast
Region...With Isolated Amounts Of 15 Inches Possible In The
Interior Mountains. These Rains Could Cause Life-Threatening Flash
Floods And Mud Slides.

Next Advisory
Next Complete Advisory...400 Pm Cdt.

Forecaster Beven

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