Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Depression Karl Forecast Discussion


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WTNT44 KNHC 150240
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Tropical Depression Karl Discussion Number  15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142022
1000 PM CDT Fri Oct 14 2022

Karl has not redeveloped any deep convection since the last burst 
faded earlier this afternoon.  Data from an Air Force Reserve 
Hurricane Hunter flight found surface wind speeds of 20-24 kt and a 
peak flight-level wind of only 28 kt.  Therefore, the initial 
intensity has been lowered to a possibly generous 30 kt, and Karl 
is now a tropical depression.  All global models agree the cyclone 
will continue to weaken for the next 12-24 hours in the presence of 
moderate deep-layer shear and relatively low mid-layer humidities.  
The official intensity forecast now shows Karl becoming a 
post-tropical remnant low within 12 h.  

The depression is drifting southward at about 3 kt.  Model guidance 
suggests the shallow vortex will drift southwestward in the flow 
around a low-level ridge to the north for the next day or so.  The 
NHC forecast shows Karl moving inland between 12-24 h and 
dissipating inland by 36 h.


Key Messages:

1. Heavy rainfall associated with Karl could produce flash flooding,
with mudslides in areas of higher terrain, across portions of
Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas and Oaxaca states in Mexico.


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  15/0300Z 19.1N  92.8W   30 KT  35 MPH
 12H  15/1200Z 18.6N  93.2W   25 KT  30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
 24H  16/0000Z 18.2N  93.6W   20 KT  25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
 36H  16/1200Z...DISSIPATED

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Forecaster Bucci



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