US Gulf Coast threatened as Tropical Storm Karen strengthens

  • Wildfire - N of Yuba City, California - United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Orange County (Blue Ridge Fire), California, United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Orange County (Silverado Fire), California, United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Grand County (East Troublesome Fire), Colorado, United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Carbon County (Mullen Fire), Wyoming, United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Crescent City (Slater and Devil Fires), California - United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Larimer County (Cameron Peak Fire), Colorado, United States

    10 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Fresno (Creek Fire), California - United States

    10 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

    19 minutes ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Java Province, Indonesia

    27 minutes ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England, United Kingdom

    32 minutes ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    36 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    44 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    44 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Java Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Cambodia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lexington Park--California--Chesapeake Ranch Estates, MD Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dalton, GA Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tropical Depression - Atsani

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Piggott, AR Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cassville, MO Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Storm - Zeta

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mobile, AL Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fort Leonard Wood, MO Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - E of Antananarivo - Madagascar

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ambatondrazaka, Toamasina - Madagascar

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Chattanooga, TN--GA Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Typhoon - Goni

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Newport, TN Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Shetland Islands

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - South Shetland Islands

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 35 km W of Rauco, Chile

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Easter Island region

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - South Shetland Islands

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Karnataka, India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 63 km N of La Serena, Chile

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 56 km WSW of Changuillo, Peru

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 65 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 123 km NNE of Atka, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southwestern Ethiopia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Laos

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sudan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sumatra Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - North Cotabato, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Guimbal, Philippines

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Bagerhat, Bangladesh

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Jamaica

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Chikungunya - Chad

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 months ago WARNING

  • Monkeypox - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 weeks ago WARNING

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October 4, 2013

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued hurricane watches along the United States Gulf Coast Thursday, October 3, after Tropical Storm Karen became active in the Gulf of Mexico. Most weather models predict Karen will make landfall along the western Florida Panhandle on Saturday afternoon, October 5, although some models forecast the storm striking eastern Louisiana.

With sustained winds of 56 knots (65 mph), Karen is forecast to remain a tropical storm for the next 24 hours before being upgraded to a hurricane in the next 36 hours. Due to vertical wind shear and current drier-than-normal air in the Gulf of Mexico, the NHC does not expect the storm to become significantly stronger, and in fact, Karen is expected to weaken as it approaches the Gulf Coast. A National Hurricane Center Public Advisory issued at 1 p.m. CDT on Friday says that land areas are expected to experience both tropical storm conditions and hurricane conditions on Saturday and that the combination of tide and storm surge will cause some coastal flooding ranging from one or two feet in most areas up to as much as five feet in depth. The more severe flooding is expected from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Mobile Bay. The heaviest rain from Karen is to be expected near and to the right of the storm’s path, meaning on the southerly and eastern edges of the track. (NHC) Rainfall is generally expected to be in the three-to-six inch range with isolated areas experiencing as much as ten inches.

The next NHC advisory on Karen will be issued at 4 p.m. CDT.

PDC will continue to monitor this event and provide updates through its products and services throughout the event’s duration. Use the Global Hazards Atlas to be kept up-to-date.

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