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Tropical Storm Karen

U.S. upgrades storm Karen as hurricane season ends

Published on December 3, 2007 9:35 AM | Comments

Aha - we had six hurricanes this year:

MIAMI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. weather experts posthumously upgraded Tropical Storm Karen to a hurricane as the 2007 Atlantic storm season drew to a close on Friday, making the year a near-average one for hurricane activity.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center, in a post-season analysis of Karen, said the storm briefly reached hurricane intensity on Sept. 26, with winds of 65 knots, equal to 74.8 mph (120 kph) or just over the threshold at which tropical storms become hurricanes.

The upgrade of Karen took the 2007 season's hurricane toll to six, bang on the long-term average. The 14 named storms that formed exceeded the long-term average of around 10 for a six-month Atlantic hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Karen update

Published on September 27, 2007 11:35 AM | Comments

"Tropical Storm Karen is not much of a factor, mainly a "fish storm" in the Atlantic and poses no threat to land. The storm is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by Thursday, but should pass well to the east of Bermuda."