Tropical Storm Karen Update – 04 October 2013, 03:40 AM CDT.
As we anticipated yesterday, the dry air to the northwest of the storm is preventing rapid development. It will be a fairly strong Tropical Storm but almost all of the thunderstorm activity is to the east of the center of the low pressure core – it will most likely not have a fully developed circulation. Gusty winds, heavy rain, high surf and a few tornadoes will be present for the region. Tropical Storm Karen will be making center core landfall near Mobile Bay, Alabama, late Saturday evening, October 05, however, this is a fairly elongated storm, so the general effects will be felt from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Apalachicola, Florida.
All persons in this coastal area should be monitoring local media broadcasts as well as official advisories from your local Emergency Operations Centers.
For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:
We are also providing the temporary government link to the active watch and warning website:
Click on the area of the map closest to your residence for up to the minute local information
“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.