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September 27, 2008

Kyle now a hurricane, off Outer Banks

NOAATropical Storm Kyle has graduated to hurricane status, and continues his northward trek in the Atlantic. The center of the storm late Saturday night was about 400 miles south of Nantucket, off the Carolina coast. It was moving to the north at 24 mph with top sustained winds of 75 mph - a minimal Cat. 1 hurricane. Kyle was expected to weaken Sunday over colder waters and before landfall.

A hurricane watch was posted for the Maine coast from Stonington east to Eastport, and for southeast Nova Scotia. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Maine coast from Port Clyde to Cape Elizabeth, including the Portland area.

Rain from the storm was already reaching well to the north of the storm's center Saturday night. We can probably expect to see some serious flood video out of the region in the next few days. Here is the latest advisory. Here is the latest storm track. And here is the view from orbit.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:32 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Hurricanes


Was there any connection between the train of showers last week and hurricane Kyle?

FR: I guess everything that's happening with the atmosphere is interconnected somehow. But no, no direct connection. Our rain was a product of the low that went ashore late Friday/early Saturday in South Carolina. Kyle was well out in the Atlantic.

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