Tropical Storm Kyle - September 20-24, 2008
A tropical wave moved across the tropical Atlantic ocean, reaching the Lesser Antilles on September
18th as an area of thunderstorms. The system slowly organized, forming an area of low pressure in the
northeast Caribbean which moved across the southwest tip of Puerto Rico before moving across the
Mona Passage into the Dominican Republic, where it stalled for a couple days. During this time frame,
very heavy rains fell over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, not ending until the low moved
north into the subtropical Atlantic on the 24th. The storm total rainfall maps below were constructed
using data from NWS River Forecast Centers and the United States Geological Survey.
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Soon after moving northward from the Dominican Republic, the low became better defined, and
was designated as a tropical storm by the 25th well to the east of the Bahamas, and continued to
strengthen while moving northward near the 69th meridian to the west of Bermuda.