Tropical Storm Karen to pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday

Heavy rains expected as Tropical Storm Karen to pass the islands today.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:06:15 PM +00:00

ContactRelief Recommendations

ContactRelief recommends suspension of contact until after the storm passes through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

National Hurricane Center Update

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Karen was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 65.8 West. Karen is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. A north-northeastward motion is forecast tonight through Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Karen will pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and then move over the western Atlantic tonight and Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center.

The minimum central pressure just reported by the Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

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