Saturday, September 27, 2008

Batten Down the Hatches

High: 64° F
Low: 58°F
Conditions: Rain with increasing winds.
Kyle (or would that be Khyle?) is on the way and expected to make landfall here in Maine sometime on Sunday. Meteorologists are forecasting winds of 70 mph (with gusts exceeding 100 mph) and six inches of rain. All of the local critters have already taken cover, but we thought we’d go take one last stroll nevertheless. That's all for now, then. We’ll have more to report on Monday—stay tuned!

Issued by The National Weather ServicePortland, ME 1:13 pm EDT, Sat., Sep. 27, 2008
... TROPICAL STORM WIND WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
... NEW INFORMATION... AT 1100 AM EDT... THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.1 NORTH... LONGITUDE 69.6 WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES WEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 635 MILES SOUTH OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS. ... AREAS AFFECTED... THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN... WESTERN MAINE. INTERIOR WALDO COUNTY.
... WATCHES/WARNINGS... TROPICAL STORM KYLE WILL THREATEN PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN MAINE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING... A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINE FROM STONINGTON TO EASTPORT. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA... GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MAINE SOUTH OF STONINGTON TO CAPE ELIZABETH... INCLUDING THE PORTLAND AREA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA... GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA. KYLE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH... 24 KM/HR. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY... AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT OR SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK... THE CENTER OF KYLE IS FORECAST TO BE NEAR EASTERN MAINE OR THE CANADIAN MARITIMES LATE SUNDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH... 110 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS... AND KYLE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY. RAINFALL TOTALS AROUND ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE ON BERMUDA THROUGH TODAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE NEW ENGLAND STATES... NEW BRUNSWICK... AND NOVA SCOTIA THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

15 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom and I were wondering about woo when we heard the trail Kyle would be taking -

Please be safe BUT be sure to try and get some good pikhs for The AO4's Mom!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Too funny about the slug bothering the same human that took a pikh of a snake khoming out of your khar! No figuring humans! Too bad she didn't get to see Tova Toad!

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrr Ari
put yer boat ashor and find high ground Harrrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

JB's Big World said...

I sure hope you stay safe! Sorry I have not been around again....mom has been so busy as usual!
--JB

Southbay Girl said...

Kathyrn and Ari-mom and I just heard that Hurricane Kyle is heading towards Maine. We are keeping our fingers crossed for you guys! Please keep yourselves safe!! It's such an odd path for a Hurricane!!! We hope you're not too enar the coast and that it doesn't do much damage!!!

Velcro and penny

Country Girl said...

I will be anxious to see what we get.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Ooooh I hope you will all be safe! And I will try and fit a stop in Maine into my world tour, I can't not see my favourite caninaturalist!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Lorenza said...

I hope everything goes well.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Me and my puppies said...

We had the storm here on Thursday. It brought lots of rain and strong winds. Stay safe.

Southbay Girl said...

Just stopped by to see how all is fairing in maine....

Velcro and penny

Kapp pack said...

Hmmm...our dad supposed to head to Maine for a 1 day business trip on Monday....I wonder if he'll make it there...

Puppy slurps, Canyon

Eve said...

Good luck guys! Hang on to those critters tight. I'll be thinking of you!

Marigold said...

Batten down the hatches, stay safe and store lots of Peanuts!

D'Azul Siberian said...

Take it easy Ari and be safe. Those hurricane's are nothing to mess with.

D'Azul, Where Siberians Rule

Turbo the Sibe said...

So. You are living in the tropics now?

Also, my Human noticed that the maple syrup you sent is from Hurricane!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm pretty sure we didn't hear anything bad about what happened in Maine! Hope you're okay.

Kat