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Tropical Storm Kyle

UPDATED
500 AM AST Sun Aug 16 2020
LOCATION
545 MI SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
WINDS
40 MPH
PRESSURE
1003 MB
MOVING
E AT 20 MPH

KYLE BECOMES EXTRATROPICAL OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC

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DISCUSSION

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


None.


At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of PostTropical Cyclone Kyle was located near latitude 40.0 North, longitude 58.9 West. The posttropical cyclone is moving toward the east near 20 mph (31 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Monday before the system dissipates.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast before the system dissipates by Monday night.

Tropicalstormforce winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).


Shortwave infrared satellite imagery and earlier ASCAT data indicate that Kyle's circulation has become very elongated, and the center has become ill defined. Model analyses and satellite imagery also suggest that the low is now attached to a prominent warm/stationary front to its east and a weaker trailing cold front to its southwest. Therefore, Kyle has become an extratropical low, and its maximum winds are estimated to be 35 kt based on the earlier ASCAT data. Global models indicate that Kyle's winds should continue to decrease over the next couple of days, with the system dissipating or becoming absorbed by another area of low pressure in about 48 hours. The initial motion is eastward, or 080/17 kt. Since Kyle is embedded in zonal mid-latitude flow, this general heading and speed are expected to continue during the next day or two until the cyclone dissipates.

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