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Hurricane Kyle Pounds Nova Scotia

Posted by feww on September 29, 2008

Kyle Brings More Rain to Maine

Kyle is about to become extratropical, satellite imagery show little or no deep convection remaining (NHC)

Hurricane Kyle: Water Vapor satellite image – Frame frozen at 23:45UTC September 28, 2008. Source: SSD/NOAA

Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours

Source: NWS/NHC

  • Source: NHC
  • Forecaster: Franklin
  • Date and Time: Sept 29, 2008 at 00:00UTC
  • Hurricane Watch Area: Counties of Digby, Yarmouth,  and Shelburne in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Tropical Storm Warning Area: From Stonington Maine eastward to Eastport Maine, southern New Brunswick Canada,  and the remainder of southwestern Nova Scotia.
  • Tropical Storm Watch: The remainder of Nova Scotia.
  • Current Location: At 00:00 UTC, the center of hurricane kyle was located near latitude 44.0 north, longitude 66.2 west, near the western tip of Nova Scotia just north of Yarmouth, about 150 km south of Saint John.
  • Category and Wind Speed: Maximum sustained winds are about 120 km/hr with higher
    Gusts.  Kyle is a category 1A  hurricane on the FEWW Hurricane Scale (cat. one on the Saffir-Simpson)
    Scale.  Gradual weakening is forecast over the next 24 hours.  Kyle Is losing tropical characteristics and is expected to become extratropical later this evening.
  • Direction: Kyle is moving toward the north at 48 km/hr. A motion toward the north or north-northeast is expected over the next day or so with some decrease in forward speed.  The center of Kyle is expected to pass over New Brunswick tonight.
  • Extent: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 140 km from the center, tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 370 km.
  • Estimated minimum central pressure: 985 mb (29.09 inches).
  • Storm surge: Tides of 30 to 60 centimeters (1 to 2 feet) above normal, with locally higher levels in the Bay of Fundy, accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves are likely along portions of the coasts of Nova Scotia.
  • Rainfall: Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 centimeter (2 to 4 inches) with maximum amounts of 15 cm (6 inches) are possible over the extreme eastern portions of Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward island through Monday morning.

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