Tropical storm Karen creeps toward Puerto Rico as Atlantic hurricane season peaks

Tropical storm Karen creeps toward Puerto Rico as Atlantic hurricane season peaks
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  • calendar-gray 24 September 2019

Although Tropical Storm Karen was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression on Monday, it still threatens Caribbean islands still recovering from hurricanes with even more damaging winds and torrential rains. It’s not the only tropical storm out there, either, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Karen crept northward Monday even as it weakened, closing in on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands with 35 mph winds. 

​According to NASA, a tropical depression forms “when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph.” A tropical depression is upgraded to a tropical storm when “cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 mph and 73 mph.”

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