Tuesday, 17 July, 2018


Chris strengthens to a category 1 hurricane far off North Carolina coast

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have a 40 percent chance of reforming as a storm later this week over the Bahamas and western Atlantic Ocean forecasters said Monday morning. This is the five-day forecast WEATHER: Tropics stay active in Open Atlantic
Kristine Garrett | 11 July, 2018, 05:34

Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin not far off the North Carolina coast and is now centered roughly 200 miles to the south-southeast of Cape Hatteras.

Chris is moving in a northeasterly direction at 2 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Chris' maximum sustained wind speeds were at 70 miles per hour, the NHC said, putting it just 4 miles per hour below the minimum required for Category 1 hurricane classification.

An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to fly over Chris Tuesday afternoon.

Rough surf and risky rip currents will continue to impact coastal areas of the Carolinas, mid-Atlantic and the Northeast through much of this week.

The Florida-based weather forecaster said some additional strengthening was forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Storm swells generated by Chris will be hitting North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic states over the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. The hurricane is expected to strenghten over the next two days. Tropical storm watches were in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe.

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

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