Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hurricane Kyle Loses Tropical Characteristics, Approaching New Brunswick

Hurricane Kyle has lost its tropical characteristics as it skirted western Nova Scotia approaching New Brunswick. At 10 pm EDT, Kyle made landfall just north of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia as a minimal Category 1 hurricane. A hurricane force wind gust was reported at Baccaro Point, Nova Scotia, and a higher gust was reported from a Coast Guard ship offshore.

Maximum winds are still estimated at 70 mph, and tropical storm winds extend as much as 240 miles from the center. At 11 pm, the center of the storm was located 60 miles south of St. John, New Brunswick, moving north at 26 mph.

Tropical storm force winds are still likely over parts of southern Nova Scotia and southeastern New Brunswick the rest of tonight.

Images: Kyle satellite image from SSD/NOAA, Kyle forecast track from National Hurricane Center

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