Tropical Storm Karen Is A “Potential Threat”

September 25, 2019

Tropical Storm Karen is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 323 nm to the SSE, 9 am on Friday [Sept 27], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Tropical Storm Karen Bermuda Sept 2019

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 21.7 North, longitude 64.9 West. Karen is moving toward the north near 15 mph [24 km/h].

“A north- northeastward to northeastward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through early Friday. Karen is then expected to slow down and make a clockwise loop over the southwestern Atlantic into the weekend.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Karen Bermuda Sept 2019

“Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles [110 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb [29.62 inches].”

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  1. Paul says:

    I guess we should keep the storm shutters uo for awhile,Karen seems to be very eratic….. she can’t make up her mind !!!!

  2. navin johnson says:

    looks like trump had his sharpie out….hope that Bermuda weather just starts looking out then window rather than trying to forecast…they have been wrong about everything…