Here is an illustration of the impact tropical storm Karen will have on our area as of 5:am 10/5/13
The Gulfstar called in last night to give an on scene weather report. Captain Jerry reported flat calm seas not even a swell and less than 5 knots of wind. The crew will check back in with me later this afternoon and I will post there report when I get it. The Gulfstar’s current position is: 28.10N 84.02W that puts t.s. Karen approx. 390 nautical miles from the Gulfstar.
Here is the updated national weather services:
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
519 AM EDT SAT OCT 5 2013
CORRECTED 5 AM POSITION AND MOVEMENT
.SYNOPSIS…TROPICAL STORM KAREN AT 27.1N 91.3W 1008 MB AT 5 AM
EDT MOVING NNW AT 7 KT. MAXIMUM WINDS 35 KT GUSTS TO 45 KT. KAREN
IS NOT EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY PRIOR TO LANDFALL. IT WILL BE NEAR
27.6N 91.2W SAT AFTERNOON…28.4N 90.5W EARLY SUN…29.5N 89.2W BY
THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SUN AFTERNOON…THEN ACCELERATE
NE AFTER MAKING LANDFALL NEAR MOBILE ALABAMA SUN NIGHT. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE OFF SE TEXAS COAST SUN…REACHING FROM THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE TO W BAY OF CAMPECHE LATE MON…THEN BECOME DIFFUSE TUE.