Tropical Storm Warning Issued, Karl A ‘Threat’

September 22, 2016

[Updated] The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a “Tropical Storm Watch” and said that Tropical Depression Karl is  a “threat to Bermuda.”

The BWS latest advisory said that Karl’s closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 88nm to the south-east at 3am on Saturday, September 24th.

The BWS added, “Karl’s forecast remains very uncertain but strong winds [higher in exposed and elevated areas], showers, squalls, thunderstorms, and very rough seas creating hazardous surf are still expected as it passes Friday night through Saturday morning. ”

Graphic courtesy of BWS:

karl 22 12pm sept

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “Karl is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph [28 km/h].

“A turn toward the north with a decrease in forward speed is expected on Friday, followed by an acceleration toward the northeast on Saturday.

“On the forecast track, the center of Karl is expected to pass near or to the east of Bermuda Friday night and Saturday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

karl 22 12pm sept NHC

Update 3.01pm: The 3pm update from BWS continues to say Karl is a “threat to Bermuda” and its closest point of approach with 72 hours remains the same – 88nm to the south-east at 3am on Saturday, September 24th.

The 3pm NHC update said that Karl’s “intensity just below Tropical Storm strength,” with maximum sustained winds near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts, and “some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.”

Update 4.52pm: The Bermuda Weather Service has now upgraded the ‘Tropical Storm Watch’ to a ‘Tropical Storm Warning.’

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  1. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Every latest advisory the fooka keeps coming closer and closer. By Saturday morning it will be a direct hit! Watch it now!!

    • Fanta drink in my cup says:

      We are watching it now

      • Michael G says:

        So are you happy, mixed, or not happy that this storm is close to you?
        I recommend that you do a little volunteering after the storm if you are a storm buff.
        This is what I do and it helps reduce my guilt in addition to a good thing on just helping whom who is suffering after the storm?
        Thank You

    • Michael G says:

      I did not yet check the tropical update today but yesterday, I put in a message of assurance for the public and yourself to see on the same page as your message.
      Thank You

  2. Michael G says:

    To “Truth Is Killing Me” and the public.
    The truth is that it might be a direct hit but then will it be a direct hit at Gonzalo’s strength back in 2014 and that is if it is a direct hit.
    The only exception is rainfall which will likely be heavy even if it is not that intense of a storm.
    Now, I can never be sure but I do not think that this is going to be another Gonzalo for Bermuda.
    Note-I chased Gonzalo to Bermuda and now I temporarily lost and cannot find all of my contact information to all of these people in Bermuda when I have supplies from Bermuda that I need to return to Bermuda and I owe currency to Bermuda after some sleeping deals too.
    I was the one who was outside in all of the heart of Gonzalo and most of it’s most intense surroundings awhile at a bus stop.
    I live in New York State of the United States.
    Thank You