TS Chris to become hurricane off NC coast

10 July, 2018, 11:15 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • Tropical Storm Chris

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, "At 500 PM EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Chris was located by an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft to be near latitude 32.2 North, longitude 74.4 West".

As of Monday morning, Abraham said both the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth and the U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami say Chris is on track to pass south of Nova Scotia.

A flash flood watch will be in effect for Monday.

No coastal watches or warnings were in place for Chris as of Sunday. A dip in the jet stream will reportedly help move the storm out to sea. There is also the potential that Beryl could produce total rainfall accumulations of two to three inches across portions of the Leeward and Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico.

Tropical storms are fueled by warm ocean surface waters.

- Gov. Roy Cooper and other state officials are cautioning vacationers and residents on the coast to monitor Tropical Storm Chris, which could be upgraded to a hurricane on Monday.

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Sustained winds were around 70 miles per hour at the time of the NHC report, and the storm was stationary. Local amounts up to 5 inches are possible.

The National Weather Service is warning about rip current risks from the Delaware-Maryland border southward to the central SC coast.

Meteorologist Marshall Alexander told The Associated Press that officials were anxious about those still living with tarps on their roofs after Maria slammed into Dominica as a Category 5 storm past year, killing dozens of people. He recently noted that some 60,000 people still have only tarps for roofs. "Theyre the ones who are suffering the most now".

As Tropical Storm Chris moves into the colder waters around Atlantic Canada late this week it will weaken as it moves through, eventually transitioning to a post-tropical weather system similar to the usual areas of low pressure seen moving through. Right now, the storm is just over 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The state of emergency imposed on Dominica in anticipation of Tropical Storm Beryl has been discontinued.

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