September 28, 2008

Rare Hurricane Watch Posted for Maine Coast

EASTPORT, Maine | A rare tropical storm warning and hurricane watch were posted for parts of the Maine coast on Saturday as Hurricane Kyle roared toward the region, threatening conditions similar to a New England nor'easter.

- The Associated Press

the warning

Authorities expect Maine to see the worst late tonight or early Monday, with wind gusts as high as 60 mph and waves of 15 to 20 feet, said Robert McAleer, Maine Emergency Management Agency director. It is Maine's first hurricane watch in 17 years, the National Weather Service said.

the storm

Kyle became a Category 1 hurricane Saturday afternoon.

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