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Statement as of 8:00 PM EDT on September 14, 2010

...Karl a little stronger...heading toward the Yucatan Peninsula...

summary of 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...information
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location...18.4n 84.8w
about 230 mi...370 km E of Chetumal Mexico
maximum sustained winds...45 mph...75 km/hr
present movement...WNW or 290 degrees at 15 mph...24 km/hr
minimum central pressure...999 mb...29.50 inches


Reports from a hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum
sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph...75 km/hr...with
higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible before
the center of Karl reaches the Yucatan Peninsula...with weakening
forecast after landfall.