High: 64° FKyle (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!
Conditions: Rain with increasing winds.
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.