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Data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that the area of low pressure located over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico has become a tropical storm (Karen) and is producing winds of up to 60 mph in the extreme southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

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This system has a high chance near 100 percent of becoming a hurricane within the next 48 hours and a high chance near 100 percent of becoming a hurricane during the next 5 days as it moves north-northwestward.

A special advisory will be issued within the next hour and hurricane and tropical storm watches will be issued for portions of the northern gulf coast.

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Tropical Storm Karen Forms In The Gulf  was originally published on news92fm.com