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Tropical Storm Kyle

Published on September 26, 2008 7:33 AM | Comments

Tropical Storm Kyle is in the Atlantic - this doesn't look like it will affect the Caribbean at all - although Bermuda may be impacted.

TROPICAL STORM KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008 500 AM AST FRI SEP 26 2008

...KYLE A LITTLE STRONGER... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR BERMUDA...

AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF BERMUDA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR BERMUDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

INTERESTS IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND THE CANADIAN MARITIMES REGION SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF KYLE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 68.3 WEST OR ABOUT 510 MILES...820 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.

KYLE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ACCOMPANIED BY A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY AND ON SATURDAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF KYLE AND THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN WEST OF BERMUDA.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS... AND KYLE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BY SATURDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES...260 KM ...MAINLY EAST OF THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY MEASURED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF UP TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ON BERMUDA THROUGH SATURDAY.

REPEATING THE 500 AM AST POSITION...25.6 N...68.3 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 12 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 800 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100 AM AST.



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