Canada Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland

03:00  13 july  2018
03:00  13 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland

  Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland HALIFAX - Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hammer parts of eastern Newfoundland today as hurricane Chris tracks towards the region. Environment Canada says Chris was about 372 kilometres southwest of Sable Island early Thursday morning and is expected to weaken into a post-tropical storm as it moves northeast and tracks over the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula Thursday evening. Rain warnings have been issued for some eastern parts of the province, where up to 70 millimetres of rain could fall Thursday afternoon and evening.

Hurricane Chris is now heading towards Newfoundland , in Canada, after moving away from the United States. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowsk said: "We expect Chris to track close to or right over the Avalon Peninsula of southeastern Newfoundland .

"On the forecast track , the center of Chris will pass over or near extreme southeastern Newfoundland later today or tonight." "Nova Scotia should be spared any direct impacts from Chris , other than ocean swells along the Atlantic coast beginning later this morning," said the Canadian Hurricane Centre

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Parts of eastern Newfoundland were bracing for strong winds and heavy rain as post-tropical storm Chris was expected to make landfall along the southern Avalon Peninsula late Thursday.

Rain warnings have been issued for the region, where up to 70 millimetres could fall by Thursday night. Wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour were expected for parts of the Avalon Peninsula, including St. John's.

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.

Tropical storm Chris reaches hurricane strength as it heads north toward Newfoundland

  Tropical storm Chris reaches hurricane strength as it heads north toward Newfoundland Weather forecasters say tropical storm Chris has reached hurricane strength while moving away from the U.S. coast in the Atlantic.Chris, a tropical storm churning off the coast of the mid-Atlantic U.S. states, strengthened to become a hurricane on Tuesday and was not expected to make landfall over the U.S., the National Hurricane Center said.

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Hurricane Chris is on a northeast path, rapidly heading for Newfoundland . Chris is the second hurricane of the 2018 hurricane season, and the third named storm of the season. Follow the track on your free WKRG News 5 weather app.

Environment Canada meteorologist Justin Boudreau said the worst of the weather was expected to subside by midnight, with sunny conditions forecast for Friday.

He said wind speeds in excess of 100 kilometres per hour are unusual for St. John's at this time of year.

Boudreau said with trees in the area still laden with leaves, there could be a great deal of debris blowing around.

However, he said the fast-moving storm is expected to move out to sea after two or three hours.

Similar tropical air masses have produced rainfall rates of up to 25 millimetres per hour, so flash floods are possible, Environment Canada warned.

As well, ocean swells of up to eight metres were possible where the storm makes landfall, while other areas can expect ocean swells of up to five metres.

Chris lashes Newfoundland with high winds, 8-metre waves .
Post-tropical storm Chris barreled towards Newfoundland Thursday, bringing powerful winds, heavy downpours and pounding surf. The Canadian Hurricane Centre issued its last tropical cyclone information statement for Newfoundland early Friday morning as the centre of Chris moved northeast of the island and is "speeding off into the Atlantic." "Rain, strong winds and heavy pounding surf over coastal regions will end by morning," said the CHC in the statement. "All warnings have ended.

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