Hurricane Kyle made landfall yesterday on Nova Scotia’s southwestern coast before crossing the bay between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, making a second landfall near Saint John as a Tropical Storm. A large storm surge, 4-6″ of rain and strong winds were felt across southeastern Canada and Maine. Kyle has quickly fizzled out and will be caught up in a westerly moving trough in the next day or so.
Incredibly, another storm formed overnight in the northern Atlantic. Meet Subtropical Storm Laura:
Center located at 37.4N, 47.8W; maximum sustained winds of 60mph; moving WNW @ 8mph.
Laura should remain well out to sea – she isn’t forecasted to impact any landmass until being absorbed by the same trough that is set to pick up Kyle’s remnants. Laura is the 12th named storm of the season and we have about one more month left in the official 2008 Atlantic season.