October 4th, 2013
12:31 AM ET

Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf

A soggy weekend is in store for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the central Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for the area from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to west of Destin, Florida. The center of the storm is forecast to be near the coast within that area Saturday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Grand Isle to the mouth of the Pearl River.


Filed under: U.S. • Weather
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  1. chrissy

    Battin down the hatches @ bobcat and @ hamsta! (the REAL hamsta that is) and best of luck to all.

    October 4, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Hamsta

    Yep, here comes one of those minor inconveniences yankees call a superstorm.

    October 4, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Hamsta

    Maybe those yankees should spend some time in Louisian and learn to not be dependent on a NANNY STATE.

    October 4, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Thank you chrissy

    These systems are so unpredictable we never know when or where until it does. Forecast yesterday called for landfall on Saturday somewhere in our area. Now they say sometime Sunday. Exact direction is also undetermined. The answer my friend is ( literally ) blowing in the wind.

    October 4, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |

    what is it churning? butter?

    October 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Your welcome @ bobcat and @ hamsta, you not so much! That was a genuine post i made earlier to you and of course you bein such a disrespectful, unappreciative piece of crap had to be a jerk! Like always!

    October 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Latest forecast says storm has dropped to 50 mph from 65 mph and should continue to weaken due to wind shear. Time will tell. This could be no worse than a summer storm. We'll see.

    October 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Well thats good news @ bobcat. And yea its almost storm season for us "yankees" too. Ours just happen to be much colder though.

    October 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yes, even after all these years down here, I remember our storms up there very well. Don't mean anything bad, but you can sure have all that cold and snow and ice and sleet, Oh My ! If one has never been there in the winter, they have no idea. So they can blow all the smoke they want. We know better.

      October 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Hamsta

    I appreciate your concern chrissy, but Obame and his socialist NANNY STATE party is more of a threat to my well being, happiness and liberty than some minor inconvenience that would be renamed Superstorm Karen if it hit Washington D.C.

    October 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guiffria

      I'm pretty sure the National Weather Service makes that call, not "yankees". You're very disrespectful of people, and have a poor understanding of atmospheric conditions.

      October 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    @bobcat and @Hamsta be safe no matter which way this thing blows. Just check in here with your friends who worry.

    October 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol sorry YOU are so inconvenienced by the actions of the GOTP, @ Hamsta. But im thinkin your little inconvenience is NOTHING compared to those that are working without pay! Particularly those jeopardising their lives as well like our military! As for your other deflamatory remarks, us yankees also have our share of storms btw! They just happen to be alot colder!

    October 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The Hamsta

    It is Obame and his socialist Nazi party closing private owned parks and disrespecting THE GREATEST GENERATION because noone wants Obame's only achievement: a hostile government takeover of the healthcare industry, socialist in nature and known as Obamecare.

    October 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Except he didn't. And you know it. Stop using a bunch of WWII heroes as a lame talking point.

      October 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guiffria

      For healthcare to be socialist, it would have to be single-payer. IE: the government, like Medicare is. You/your employer still purchases the policy, Hamsta. That's not socialist. Educate yourself.

      October 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rascal Rabble

    where's fema when there'sah forlough?

    October 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    @RR: another unintended consequence of the government shut down that the GOTP couldn't care less about; there isn't any FEMA.
    They may have taken that into account when the GOTP decided 6 weeks ago they were going to shut down the Government.

    October 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Good, we don't need FEMA.... or the Army Corps of engineers.... or MR. G.O.. As a matter of fact when Obame came to brag about how he saved New Orleans from Isaac, a minimal hurricane, we laughed at him and told him he isn't welcome here, to GO HOME!

      October 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Contrary to your popular belief, Louisiana isn't the whole country. Your lack of empathy for others continues to be appalling.

      October 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And banasy, you forgot to mention how full of crap Hamsta is too. With his imagination of how things went down, he needs to be writing conspiracy novels.

      October 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      His words pretty much speak for themself, Rawr. I don't need to mention a thing, darlin'.

      October 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Oh puleeeze! Lmao! Now you want us to believe that all of New Orleans chose YOU to be their spokesperson!

    October 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
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