September 15th, 2010
01:12 PM ET

Tropical Storm Karl moves over Yucatan; Atlantic hurricanes churn

Tropical Storm Karl moved inland over the southeast coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center said.

A tropical storm warning was issued for the west coast of the Yucatan from Ciudad del Carmen northward to Celestun.

At 11 a.m. ET, Karl had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95kph) and it was traveling west at 14 mph (22 kph), a storm becomes a hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph.

The storm was 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and 175 miles (280km) east-southeast of Campeche, Mexico.

"Karl is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize and northern Guatemala with isolated maxiumum amounts of eight inches," the center said.

The Atlantic Ocean, meanwhile, sported a pair of hurricanes - both far from land.

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  1. renter

    Can anyone tell me how these hurricanes are named?

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