Nova Scotians Are Being Warned About A Tropical Storm That's Not Even Expected To Hit Land
Better safe than sorry. 🤷♂️
Don't board up the windows or stock up on food. Tropical Storm Kyle has triggered an alert for some parts of Nova Scotia but it's not even going to come close to shore. In fact, there could be no impact at all.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre has put out an alert for Queens County and Shelburne County along the southern coast of Nova Scotia, but the risk is almost nothing.
Tropical Storm Kyle formed off the U.S. east coast on the evening of August 14 and even though it's tracking south of Atlantic Canada, the special weather statement was still put out.
On the morning of August 15, the storm had sustained wind speeds of 93 km/h and was moving east-northeast at about 37 km/h.
There are no public impacts expected from this storm.
Out on the southernmost waters in the Maritimes, gale- to marginal storm-force winds are expected through to Sunday.
Gale force winds are forecasted for the Grand Banks late Sunday and into Monday.
No rain is expected and the same goes for surge waves.
Swell waves of one or two metres are likely along the coast of southern Nova Scotia and will spread up the rest of the coast through the night and into Sunday.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre said on Twitter that Kyle should become post-tropical on Sunday.
Kyle is the 11th named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.
There's an average of 12 named storms for the season which lasts from June 1 to November 30 and with three months still to go, that average has almost been reached already.
Of the 11 named storms this year, two were hurricanes including Isaias.
The remnants of that brought downpours to Quebec at the beginning of August.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. put outthis month about this year's Atlantic hurricane season and Canadians should be prepared.
For 2020, there could be 19 to 25 named storms, seven to 11 hurricanes and three to six major ones that are category three or higher.