Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

Cesar Mills
July 14, 2018

Although Storm Chris is expected to make its way towards the United Kingdom, there is a possibility it could miss it out completely and head towards central Europe instead.

According to weather forecasters, Hurricane Chris is expected to gain strength throughout Wednesday before weakening Thursday as it heads out to sea and away from USA coastal areas.

The storm had 70-mph winds with tropical-storm-force winds extending up to 175 miles from the center of the storm.

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.

The National Hurricane Center noted at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Chris was located near latitude 36.4 degrees north and longitude 67.8 degrees west.

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The storm, downgraded from hurricane status earlier in the day, was expected to come ashore between Cape St. Mary's and Plancentia, then track northeast across the Avalon, moving right over St. John's.

The National Hurricane Center's latest briefing said its maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 85 miles per hour with higher gusts. The system Chris will merge with will continue north above the Arctic Circle next week. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

TROPICAL STORM CHRIS: Chris has turned into an extratropical, or cold core, storm as it zips across the chilly North Atlantic Ocean into weekend.

He said they typically have about 150 people at the combined facilities, with about 90 personnel remaining offshore after the removals.

Environment Canada says a special weather statement will be issued today for potentially heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surges in southeastern Newfoundland.

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