The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported today, Sunday, that the tropical storm Karen maintains its winds at 40 miles per hour (mph) while maintaining its route to Puerto Rico, where its effects could begin to be felt from Tuesday ..
In the most recent 8:00 p.m. newsletter, the system was at latitude 12.9 degrees north and longitude 63.0 degrees west, while moving west-northwest at a rate of 13 mph.
The meteorological agency established that the storm could deposit between two to four inches, and up to six inches in isolated areas. Tropical storm winds extend 105 miles from the disorganized center, mainly east of the atmospheric phenomenon.
The NHC will publish the next complete newsletter at 11:00 p.m.
Both Puerto Rico and the islands of Vieques and Culebra remain under tropical storm surveillance, which means that tropical storm effects, winds over 35 mph and heavy rains could occur in less than 48 hours.
Earlier this morning, the meteorologist of the National Meteorology Service (SNM) Ian Columbus He indicated that the most direct impact of this system on the local area will be its rains.
"The system is expected to bring us a direct impact of rains, but in terms of wind intensity or direct impact there is still a lot of uncertainty," said Colón.
According to the NHC discussion, tropical storm intensity winds extend 105 miles from the center.
"That is very important to highlight because if this system does like Dorian passing by but not about Puerto Rico about 100 miles away, we will still have effects and storm in regions of the island"highlighted Columbus.
The meteorological models are insistent in highlighting a strong rainfall activity as part of the system's near passage to the local area.
“It is a system that has rains that monopolize much of its field. If it is close to our area, we will receive these rains, ”the meteorologist said.
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