Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Saturday Evening Post.


KYLE was recently upgraded to a Cat 1 hurricane and continues to move NE and towards us.The current forecast has it being here late tomorrow night.Winds in excess of 100Km/h are predicted.It will be an interesting night here tomorrow.I am glad I removed some questionable tall trees from the property a week or so ago.Unfortunately,there are still a few that may not be able to withstand that much wind.
Two notes:
1.The boat I was fishing on the other day that I took the picture from that I posted here has been hauled out of the water and will be safe.Good thing,we lost a yacht that I used to sail on in Ma. when Hugo tore up the place some years ago.That one was left in the water in what was thought to be a safe harbor.There was nothing left of it but sticks.
2.My west cam has been repositioned to allow viewers to possibly see a couple of deer that have been frequenting the backyard.After the storm they should return and the best time to catch them is anytime after 6PM ADT.

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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.

Latest on KYLE For This Area


This just in:

WWCN31 CWHX 271526
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE
OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 12:26 PM ADT SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2008.
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TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR:
=NEW= QUEENS COUNTY
=NEW= SHELBURNE COUNTY
=NEW= YARMOUTH COUNTY
=NEW= DIGBY COUNTY
=NEW= SAINT JOHN AND COUNTY
=NEW= GRAND MANAN AND COASTAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY
=NEW= ST. STEPHEN AND NORTHERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.


TROPICAL STORM KYLE IS MOVING NORTHWARD TOWARD THE MARITIMES. WIND
AND OR RAIN FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION BEGINNING
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT A TROPICAL STORM OR AN INCIPIENT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITION POSES A POSSIBLE THREAT TO THE SPECIFIED
AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS. BY NATURE A TROPICAL STORM ALSO IMPLIES THE
THREAT OF LOCAL FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINFALL.

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==DISCUSSION==
AT NOON SATURDAY THE CENTRE OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE WAS LOCATED
WEST OF BERMUDA AND MOVING NORTHWARD. ON ITS CURRENT TRACK KYLE
IS FORECAST TO PASS JUST WEST OF YARMOUTH NOVA SCOTIA LATE SUNDAY
EVENING AND MAKE LANDFALL ON THE COAST OF NEW BRUNSWICK EARLY
MONDAY MORNING.

RAIN.. AMOUNTING TO 50 TO 100 MILLIMETRES.. AND OR STRONG WINDS..
SUSTAINED AT 65 KM/H OR MORE AND GUSTING TO 90 TO 110 KM/H ARE
FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN COUNTIES OF NOVA SCOTIA
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN NEW BRUNSWICK
SUNDAY EVENING.

THIS WATCH MAY BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING LATER TODAY AS THE PATH AND
INTENSITY OF TROPICAL STORM KYLE BECOMES MORE CLEAR.




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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.

Warnings for Kyle


The first warning for Kyle has been released:

Queens County
4:02 AM ADT Saturday 27 September 2008
Wind warning for
Queens County issued

Southeasterly winds gusting between 90 to 110 km/h developing Sunday evening.
Kyle is poised to track over western Nova Scotia late Sunday into early Monday. The main effect of this latest tropical feature will be the very high winds which should develop along the south coast Sunday evening. Wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h can be expected in advance of the system. Wind warnings for some other areas to the right of Kyle's track will likely be issued later today for Sunday night into Monday morning.
At this time rainfall amounts are not expected to reach the 50 millimetre threshold.
It should be emphasized that portions of the region will likely encounter significant tree damage which during similar events in the past has resulted in power outages and damage to structures due to fallen trees..Preparations to secure loose objects should be completed by late Sunday. In addition storm surge and high waves could become an issue for western Atlantic coastal Nova Scotia. It should be noted that Kyle is expected to arrive at a time when the tidal range is relatively low which would tend to make the maximum water level not as high than it could be.’


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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Update on Kyle


Today was a very nice day here with temps again in the 20°Cs.We are currently beginning to see some clouds move in from an approaching front that is carrying a fair amount of rain with it.
Now on to Kyle,which will be in our area on Sunday.The following is a Special Weather Statement issued this afternoon:
Special weather statement for Nova Scotia issued by Environment Canada at 2:13 PM ADT Friday 26 September 2008. Tropical storm Kyle is currently well southwest of Bermuda and is expected to reach hurricane strength Saturday morning as it moves northward. Kyle will move into the western Maritimes marine district Sunday afternoon and track into the Gulf of St Lawrence Monday. Rain associated with a non related frontal system over the Carolinas will spread into the western half of the province tonight and persist through much of Saturday. On Sunday significant rainfall and gusty winds are expected as Kyle nears the province. Current indications suggest that western portions of the province will be the most impacted however it is simply too soon to accurately forecast exactly where the heaviest rain will be or how strong the winds will get. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.

More later.

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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.

 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Storms On The Way

Well it looks like the stretch of nice weather that we have been having will be coming to an end.TS Kyle is currently about 1400 miles south of Yarmouth and is heading this way.There have been no watches or warnings issued yet but it is expected to be here by Sunday.
Meanwhile,another disturbance will be affecting our weather over the next day or so.This system,which is almost tropical in it’s characteristics,has been giving gale force winds and lots of rain to the US Carolinas and is now beginning to deliver some rain into the New York area.It has already started to cloud over here and is remaining mild with temps still at 15°C at 8PM.
As always,I will be updating this blog as warranted.Until then,please visit http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com for the live view including the latest warnings and storm tracks.

Here’s a pic I took today while on an offshore fishing expedition…..no storms in sight at that time and it was very warm(20°C or better):
Excuse the tilt...the boat rolled a bit.



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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.