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Hurricane Karl
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Karl viewed from the Terra satellite.
Formed September 14, 2010
Dissipated September 18, 2010
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
Lowest pressure 956 mbar (hPa); 28.23 inHg
Fatalities 22 total
Damage $5.6 billion (2010 USD)
Areas affected Belize, Yucatán Peninsula, Veracruz, Mexico
Part of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Karl was the fifth and final major hurricane of 2010's Atlantic hurricane season. It became the most damaging hurricane to ever impact the Mexican state of Veracruz. As of September 23, 22 people have been confirmed killed, most of which were in the state of Veracruz. Preliminary losses from the storm are estimated at 70 billion MXN ($5.6 billion USD). Despite the destruction, the name Karl was not retired.

  • The NHC's Tropical Cyclone Report on Hurricane Karl
  • The NHC's Advisory Archive for Hurricane Karl
  • The NHC's Graphic Archive for Hurricane Karl

Tropical cyclones of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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