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Storm Karl 2016

Date Time Type Wind Pressure
UTC knots km/h mph mb
Sep 2612:00ES58
Sep 2600:00ES63986
Sep 2518:00ES69980
Sep 2512:00ES69986
Sep 2506:00S69990
Sep 2500:00S63992
Sep 2418:00S63994
Sep 2412:00S63994
Sep 2406:00S63990
Sep 2400:00S63990
Sep 2318:00S63988
Sep 2312:00S58992
Sep 2306:00S58997
Sep 2300:00S461001
Sep 2218:00S401005
Sep 2212:00D351007
Sep 2206:00D351007
Sep 2200:00D351007
Sep 2118:00D351007
Sep 2112:00D351007
Sep 2106:00D351006
Sep 2100:00S401006
Sep 2018:00S401006
Sep 2012:00S401006
Sep 2006:00S401006
Sep 2000:00S461006
Sep 1918:00S401006
Sep 1912:00S401006
Sep 1906:00S401006
Sep 1900:00S401006
Sep 1818:00S401006
Sep 1812:00S401006
Sep 1806:00S401006
Sep 1800:00S401006
Sep 1718:00S461005
Sep 1712:00S461004
Sep 1706:00S461004
Sep 1700:00S461004
Sep 1618:00S461004
Sep 1612:00S461004
Sep 1606:00S461004
Sep 1600:00S461004
Sep 1518:00S401006
Sep 1512:00S401007
Sep 1506:00S401008
Sep 1500:00D351009
Sep 1418:00D351009
Sep 1412:00D351009
Sep 1406:00D291009
Sep 1400:00L291009
Sep 1318:00L291009
Sep 1312:00L291010
Sep 1306:00L231010
Sep 1300:00L231010
Sep 1218:00L231010

Storm Karl 2016

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Tropical Storm Karl 2016, September 12 - 26. Max wind speed 69mph.

While Karl was producing a large shield of deep convection earlier, the convective tops have since warmed substantially and decreased in coverage. The cyclone's cloud pattern resembles a baroclinic leaf, which is the typical satellite signature of a system that has become a frontal wave. The leading edge of a stratocumulus cloud deck, indicative of cold-air advection, is also encroaching on the low-level center. Based on these developments and FSU Phase Space diagrams that already show the cyclone as cold core, Karl is being declared an extratropical cyclone. The initial intensity estimate is held at 60 knots in agreement with earlier Global Hawk sonde data and the cyclone's rapid translational speed. Global models show Post-Tropical Karl being absorbed by a larger extratropical storm over the North Atlantic after about 24 hours.

A series of earlier microwave images showed that the center was rapidly becoming deformed due to nearly 50 knots of southwesterly shear. Since this has made finding the location of the low-level center difficult, the initial motion estimate is a rather uncertain 055/42. The post-tropical cyclone is expected to accelerate a bit further toward the northeast and then turn north-northeast before losing its identity.

Information provided by NHC.



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