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2008-09-29 09:00:07

By David Sharp Associated Press MACHIAS, Maine -- Fishermen moved boats to shelter from a rare burst of tropical weather along Maine's rugged eastern coast Sunday as a weakening Hurricane Kyle spun past on its way to Canada, delivering a glancing blow equivalent to a classic nor'easter that made locals yawn. As darkness fell, the storm produced winds hard enough to jiggle road signs and rip early-autumn leaves from trees while lashing the Maine coast with a third straight day of heavy...

2008-09-28 15:00:10

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...

2008-09-28 12:00:10

By Associated Press 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. Authorities expect Maine to see the worst late Sunday 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. Authorities have advised Mainers living on...

2008-09-28 08:20:00

Kyle gained strength Saturday, bulking up from tropical storm to hurricane status as it headed for the northeastern United States and Canada, forecasters said. At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Kyle was about 315 miles west-northwest of Bermuda and about 485 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The Category 1 hurricane was moving to the north at about 23 mph and was expected to turn toward the north-northeast Saturday night and Sunday. It is...

2008-09-05 09:00:03

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna continued moving closer to the coast and a hurricane watch stretched farther up into North Carolina throughout the day Thursday. The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane watch for Hanna extends as far north as Currituck Beach Light, on the Outer Banks near the North Carolina/Virginia border. A tropical storm warning was issued from the Savannah River up to the North Carolina and Virginia border,...

2008-07-14 15:00:06

The center of Tropical Storm Bertha passed Bermuda Monday afternoon, moving to the north with 65 mph winds that were lashing rain, U.S. forecasters said. At 2 p.m., Bertha was moving north near 7 mph and was centered about 40 miles east-northeast of the island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. Although the center of Bertha is now edging away from Bermuda, strong winds in a rain band to the southwest of the center have yet to clear the island, the report said....

2008-07-11 09:00:32

Officials in Bermuda advised residents to avoid the Atlantic Ocean Friday as Hurricane Bertha slowly advanced on the island with 85 mph winds. Gusts of 105 mph were recorded as the storm moved northwest at 7 mph 350 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported at 5 a.m. The center said the Category 1 hurricane was expected to turn toward the north or north-northeast and develop an even slower forward motion during the next 48 hours....

2008-05-27 15:00:18

South Florida beaches are displaying warnings for swimmers about rip currents and jellyfish in the surf after deadly Memorial Day incidents, officials said. Over the weekend lifeguards had to rescue at least six people from rough water at Crandon and Haulover beaches, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Elkin Sierra told The Miami Herald on Tuesday. Similarly, in Volusia County at least 150 people had to be pulled out of currents along the beach. A riptide apparently pulled a...

2006-05-11 18:46:56

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If National Hurricane Center director Max Mayfield could have one phrase engraved on his tombstone, it might be "Don't focus on the skinny black line." The science and technology used to predict hurricane paths are good, but they leave wide margins for error, Mayfield said Wednesday at the Governor's Hurricane Conference. Hurricane Ophelia, which hit last September, is a perfect example, Mayfield said. He showed dozens of models that projected hits in Florida, Georgia...

2005-09-12 17:17:15

By Gene Cherry SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia weakened to a tropical storm off the southeastern U.S. coast on Monday as it drifted in fits and starts toward the North Carolina coast. The storm had barely budged in days and its top sustained winds repeatedly strengthened and weakened just enough to wobble back and forth across the 74 mph (119 kph) threshold that separates a tropical storm from a hurricane. At 5 p.m. (2100 GMT), it was a tropical storm with 70 mph...


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