Karen developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico near the Yucatan Peninsula.
Karen track on SST image of 02 October (318 Kb) This image
represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST) derived from
NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 7 days ending 02 October 2013. The
averaging is done to remove clouds. The temperature scale for SST is
24C to 32C. The track of Karen is overlaid on this image.