Karl to pass near Bermuda

NOAA IR Satellite Image TS Karl

NOAA IR Satellite Image TS Karl

TS Karl is becoming better organized with max winds currently at 50 knots.  Conditions will become more favorable and Karl could reach hurricane strength within 24 hours.   Karl is moving northward at 10 knots with gale force winds extending outward about 100 NM but only on the north side.

 

On the forecast track, the center of Karl should pass near or to the east of Bermuda late tonight or early Saturday.  The risk for encountering hurricane force winds in Bermuda at the moment is very low (less than 3%). The risk for damaging 50 knot winds is about 20% while the risk for gale force winds is high at about 70%.

NOAA NHC Forecast Track

NOAA NHC Forecast Track

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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