11th Named Storm Kyle Becomes Hurricane

By: Bob Trihy
By: Bob Trihy

At 5 PM Saturday...The National Hurricane Center Upgrades Kyle to a Hurricane... a Category One storm with 75 mph maximum sustained winds.

   North Carolina dodges a bullet this weekend as another storm...Hurricane Kyle...misses us to the east. The only effects we'll be seeing is some high surf. But the surf's been up since we had the coastal storm affect us last week...and we saw the result of that. Beach erosion...over wash...especially on Highway 12 and a lot of displaced sand. Putting that sand back is tedious and expensive...but has to be done to protect our beaches.

   Although the beach erosion won't be as severe as Kyle passes us by...pounding surf and dangerous rip currents will be with us through the weekend. As a result a High Surf Advisory is in effect for most of our beaches...including Carteret....and outer Dare and Hyde counties. Swimmers should exercise caution in the surf as conditions remain dangerous through Monday.

   With another two months left in the hurricane season...we're already above the normal of 10 named storms. And at the present time...there is an area of disturbed weather near the Yucatan Peninsula..which bears watching...as slow development is possible in the days to come.

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