Tropical Storm Karen headed for the U.S., T.D. 14 becomes Tropical Storm Melissa, T.D. 14-E forms

Tropical Storm Karen’s latest track has it headed for the U.S. as a minor tropical storm. One model has Karen off New England as a hurricane. T.D. 14-E formed in the East Pacific as T.D. 14L in the Atlantic became Melissa. Talk about a coincidence.

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Lorenzo dissipates, Karen barely a tropical storm, Melissa to form tomorrow?

The final advisory on Tropical Depression Lorenzo was issued this evening at 5:00. Also Karen is down to 40 mph, but there is some bad news: Karen’s projected path takes it toward the United States by 4 to 5 days. Also, T.D. 14 has formed off of Africa and is expected to become Tropical Storm Melissa tomorrow.

Karen weakens; Lorenzo nearly a hurricane

What a difference a day makes. This time yesterday, it was Karen that was going to become a hurricane and T.D. 13 to only become a tropical storm, now it’s Lorenzo about to become a hurricane and Karen the one that’s going to remain a tropical storm.

Karen and TD Thirteen

Tropical Storm Karen formed this morning in the eastern atlantic, and is currently a minor tropical storm with winds of only 40 mph. Also at 5:15 PM CDT, a special advisory was issued for Tropical Depression Thirteen in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wow.

Four tropical cyclones in less than a week.