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Posted by deanna on September 17, 2010, 5:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Hurricane Karl"

.....the latest from NHC (4:00 PM CDT):

Karl made landfall just north-northwest of Veracruz Mexico at about 1630z. Before landfall ...the central pressure rapidly rose from 957 mb to 976 mb over a 4.5 hour period for reasons that are not readily apparent. Despite this...the aircraft-reported winds supported major hurricane intensity until landfall. Since landfall the hurricane has steadily weakened...and the initial intensity of 80 kt may be a bit generous. Karl should continue to weaken as it moves over the mountains of Mexico...and the cyclone is likely to
dissipate completely by 48 hr. The initial motion is 250/8. A mid-level ridge over northern Mexico should continue to steer Karl toward the west-southwest or west until dissipation.

The interesting thing about Karl is that it started out as Tropical Depression 11-E here in the Eastern Pacific, made a turn to the east, crossed over Mexico into the Caribbean, then became a Tropical Storm which traveled across the Yucatan and into the Gulf of Mexico where it regenerated and ended up a Category 3 hurricane. A very persistent little storm! It would be ironic if Kurt held together and again threatened the Pacific coast. I think that would be a first.


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