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Tropical Storm Kyle forms; sets record for earliest K-storm

Kyle formed quickly as low pressure moved offshore of North Carolina Friday.

Add yet another tropical storm to the record-setting pace of this 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Tropical Storm Kyle quickly formed on Friday, setting a record for the earliest K-storm. 

Where did Kyle come from? Well, an area of low pressure formed over the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Thursday afternoon. It drifted offshore overnight and started to strengthen over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Tropical Storm Kyle is not a threat to land.

Now, it's a tropical storm and will be heading farther out to sea. This storm is not expected to be a threat to any land at all. It will pass south of New England then head out to sea. 

The record-breaking nature of this season is that we have already seen 11 named storms and it is only the middle of August. Previously, the record for earliest-named K-storm was Katrina in 2005, which formed on August 24, 2005. 

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The 2020 Hurricane Season already has 11 named storms.