US Gulf Coast threatened as Tropical Storm Karen strengthens

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    7 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    4 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    18 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    25 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

    24 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Trinidad and Tobago

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - N of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

    34 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 46 km ESE of Peace River, Canada

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Buffalo, NY Region, United States

    55 minutes ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

    54 minutes ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - W of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snow Squall - Orillia, Ontario, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Arctic Outflow - Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - NE of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Blowing Snow - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blizzard - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 20 km SW of Taupo, New Zealand

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Newberry, MI Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iraq, Jordan and Syria

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, SW of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - San Juan Basin, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Pekanbaru, Jambi, Riau and Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, N of Mun River, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Bulungan Basin, Indonesia and Malaysia

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - N of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Watertown, NY Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Hokkaido, Japan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Northern Vietnam

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Anmatjere, Northern Territory, Australia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Walpole, Western Australia, Australia

    13 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Rainfall - Natashquan, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Eastmain, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme cold - Shanxi Province, China

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Iran and Caspian Sea

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zhem Basin, SE of Zhem River, Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilindoni, Lindi and Pwani, Tanzania

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tanjungpinang, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hari Basin, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aurangabad, Bihar, India

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Nagchu, Xizang, China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Hechi, Guangxi, China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Greece

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

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

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

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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