Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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NASA's Aqua Satellite Captures Image of Hurricane Chris

NASA's Aqua Satellite Captures Image of Hurricane Chris

Wednesday's 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Chris sustaining 100 miles per hour winds, only 5 miles per hour slower than early Wednesday morning.

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has reached hurricane strength while moving away from the US coast in the Atlantic.

Rip currents are possible for beaches from ME to the Carolinas, the National Weather Service said. Headed northeast at 10 mph, the eye of Hurricane Chris was located about 205 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Environment Canada says the storm will steer clear of Nova Scotia and veer toward Newfoundland before it is downgraded to a post-tropical storm late Thursday.

Officials are warning of an increased risk of rip currents at the Jersey Shore and the DE beaches as Hurricane Chris churns out in the Atlantic.

Forecasters also expect Chris to produce one to three inches of rain over Newfoundland.

Storm Chris has now been upgraded to a hurricane and is set to hit the United Kingdom with gales and damper weather. By later this week, Chris may bring gusty winds and heavy rain to portions of Atlantic Canada.

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center. Amateur Radio operators are encouraged to monitor local repeaters and IARU Center of Activity frequencies, and in the affected area, to provide updates to the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) on 14.325 MHz.

But it added: “Once Chris is north of Bermuda, as the surface ridge of high pressure starts to decline, a trailing cold front associated with TS Chris will move across during Wednesday night and Thursday.”.

Chris is expected to continue to weaken over the next few days.

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