Hurricane Kyle Approaches

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued a hurricane warning for parts of southwestern Nova Scotia, with tropical storm warnings for parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. At 5 p.m Eastern time, Hurricane Kyle was centered about 180 miles southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was moving toward the north-northeast at nearly 25 miles per hour.

Kyle's maximum sustained wind was blowing at nearly 75 miles per hour, or just barely hurricane strength. The storm is expected to lose its tropical characteristics late today or early Monday.In Maine, a hurricane watch has been discontinued, but a tropical storm warning remains in effect from the mouth of Penobscot Bay to Eastport.

Fishermen are moving boats to shelter along Maine's rugged Down East coast. Kyle threatens a glancing blow equivalent to a classic nor'easter.

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