Tropical Storm Karen, the 11th named storm of the season, formed in the western Atlantic about 1,500 miles east of the Windward Islands overnight. The storm is not expected to threaten land imminently, and it could dissipate without making landfall. Its maximum sustained winds have been clocked at 40 mph, and the storm is strengthening.
Projected Track of Tropical Storm Karen National Hurricane Center It is one of four storms being tracked by the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Jerry has all but disappeared in the northern Atlantic. Two other areas of low pressure are being watched -- one in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico that could become a tropical depression in the next day or so, and one over the Lesser Antilles that is now less likely to grow in strength, based on changing upper-level winds.
Infrared Image of Atlantic, Showing Storms NOAA The season is approaching predicted levels. The federal forecast calls for 13-16 named storms, 7-9 of them hurricanes, with 3-5 of the hurricanes being major storms of Category 3 or more. The Atlantic hurricane season generally lasts through October, though some named storms have formed as late as January.
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