Monday, 24 September, 2018

Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make US landfall

Beryl the last white mass of clouds slightly up and right of center passing into the Caribbean early Monday morning TS Chris begins NE path in Atlantic Ocean
Frank Williams | 11 July, 2018, 12:27

The storm, however, may produce risky surf conditions, including a high rip along the coast of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states in the next few days and potentially creating life-threatening conditions, the NHC said in an advisory.

Friday and Saturday our July thunderstorms return mainly late in the afternoon with highs in the lower 90s.

Tropical Storm Chris is now tracking the East Coast of the United States and is set to cross the Atlantic to the UK.

The storm was almost stationary early on Tuesday as it churned about 200 miles (322 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Little development was expected Tuesday night due to unfavorable upper-level winds.

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Locally heavy rains and gusty winds were likely to continue from eastern Cuba and Hispaniola northward across the eastern Bahamas for the next day or two.

As of 5 p.m. the hurricane continued to churn just over 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina and move in a northeasterly direction. This means rough surf and unsafe rip currents.

Interests along the coast of North Carolina and in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of Hurricane Chris.

"As it tracks towards Newfoundland, it will diminish from a hurricane to a post-tropical storm, but it will still be very strong, and it will still be a significant storm at that point", Hubbard said in an interview from Halifax.

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