Hurricane Chris to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Newfoundland

Katie Ramirez
July 13, 2018

Yorkshire could see some showers this afternoon as the United Kingdom prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Chris over the weekend. The report is available in Spanish at: Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias.

It cautioned that swells generated by Chris "could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" along the coast of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states. The reports are available in English at: National Hurricane Center and FEMA Daily Operations Briefing. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT, the system will avoid the US and be carried out to the northern Atlantic in a similar fashion to Hurricane Chris just days ago.

Chris was upgraded to a Hurricane as of the Tuesday afternoon advisory from the Hurricane Center. It could strengthen to a category 1 hurricane by early Wednesday morning, but is not expected to make landfall anywhere in the U.S. It was located about 275 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and quickly moving northeast at 36 mph. Tropical storm force winds stretched outward up to 175 miles from its center.

Chris was speeding northeastward in the Atlantic and is expected to continue to weaken and lose its tropical features.

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

Post-tropical storm Chris barreled towards Newfoundland Thursday, bringing powerful winds, heavy downpours and pounding surf.

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

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