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Weekend Reads Hurricane to hit Canada? Tropical Storm Chris likely to intensify as it heads north

05:32  10 july  2018
05:32  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada

  Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic CanadaThe national weather forecaster says the storm is currently off the coast of Carolina and is expected to begin moving northeast later today.

Tropical Storm Chris likely to intensify as it heads north . A satellite view of Tropical Storm Chris on Sunday morning. The storm is forecast to intensify into a hurricane over the next several days but remain off the coast At that point, a cold front should absorb Chris and rapidly sweep it to

Tropical storm Chris reaches hurricane strength as it heads north toward Newfoundland : Hurricane to hit Canada ? Storm swells generated by Chris will be hitting North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic states over the next few days. "These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Chris, sitting virtually still a couple hundred miles off the Carolinas, is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday and resume its journey toward the northeast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It was no threat to the United States, but Canadian weather officials were monitoring Chris closely as its probable path takes it toward the vicinity of the Atlantic Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

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.

Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada . Hurricane to hit Canada ? Hurricane Chris is packing maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h as it heads north towards Newfoundland , which may be in the path of the storm .

Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland : Hurricane to hit Canada ? Hurricane Chris is on a northeast path, rapidly heading for Newfoundland. It will likely be a tropical storm by then, on Thursday night.

Canada's official government weather agency, Environment Canada, began issuing tropical cyclone statements on Sunday.

This was the updated statement issued by Environment Canada on Monday morning:

"Tropical Storm Chris is currently off the Carolina coast. This storm is expected to remain somewhat stationary and become better organized today. By Tuesday it is forecast to start moving in a northeastward direction, gaining strength as it does so.

"By late Tuesday it is forecast to attain hurricane status. At this time it appears this storm could approach Nova Scotia by Thursday, likely weakening slightly as it does so.

"It has to be noted that there is a good deal of uncertainty at this time in the forecast track and intensity of this system. The Canadian Hurricane Center is closely monitoring this developing storm. If the current forecast track remains as is, it is likely that regularly issued bulletins will begin on this system by early Tuesday morning."

Chris becomes a hurricane; starts trek to Atlantic Canada

  Chris becomes a hurricane; starts trek to Atlantic Canada After spending a few leisurely days off the coast of North Carolina, Chris finally started to make its move on Tuesday -- heading for warmer waters, and finally showing that strengthening we've been waiting for. The Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued a statement for portions of the Atlantic provinces, as they continue to track Chris and its impacts this week. As of Wednesday morning, the storm was picking up speed and accelerating to the northeast, before passing well south of Nova Scotia by Thursday. We take a look at what we know about the storm, and what you need to know to prepare, below.

The most recent Chris was Hurricane Chris in 2012, which was an unusual storm in that it was only the second hurricane to form in June as far north as it did – 41 degrees latitude. Cyclone Chris in 2002 rapidly intensified and made landfall east-northeast of Port Hedland in western Australia.

Tropical storm Chris reaches hurricane strength as it heads north toward Newfoundland. Chris was packing maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h Wednesday morning and was about 510 km east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and about 1885 km southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, the

a close up of a map: Map of Tropical Storm Chris.© Staff/TNS/TNS Map of Tropical Storm Chris.

According to the Canadian forecasters, Chris' center is likely to be traveling northeast through the Atlantic a few hundred miles offshore of Nova Scotia by 9 a.m. Thursday. At that point Chris' wind speeds would be about 130 kilometers per hour, or about 80 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest of hurricane categories.

By Friday morning, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre, Chris' wind speeds would be about 95 km/h, or about 59 miles per hour, making it a tropical storm. Or, if the storm by that point was no longer a rotating storm with an eye but a swath of showers and thunderstorms, it could be a post-tropical storm.

Storms are classified as hurricanes when they reach maximum sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or higher.

Tropical storms are cyclones with maximum wind speeds of between 39 and 73 miles per hour.

Workers leave oil platforms off Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Chris

  Workers leave oil platforms off Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Chris ExxonMobil says it has removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms as hurricane Chris advances toward Atlantic Canada. ExxonMobil says it has removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms as Hurricane Chris ad The Category 2 storm, which was about 600 kilometres off Cape Hatteras, N.C., on Wednesday, was expected to track south of Nova Scotia early Thursday before possibly making landfall in eastern Newfoundland later in the day.

TROPICAL Storm Chris is the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and is predicted to become a hurricane later today. Hurricane Chris was an unprecedented storm in that it was only the second hurricane to stretch as far north in June as it did.

Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada : Hurricane to hit Canada ? © NOAA Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and South Carolina, U.S., in this satellite image July 9 Tropical storm Chris reaches hurricane strength as it heads north toward Newfoundland.

The storm's maximum sustained winds were 60 mph, according to the latest update on Monday morning from the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center was projecting that Chris would approach the Atlantic Ocean waters off Nova Scotia by early Thursday morning. Like the Canadian forecast, the U.S. forecast kept the likely path of the center of the storm several hundred miles of the Nova Scotia coastline, but a portion of the so-called cone left open the small possibility that Chris could make a direct hit on Nova Scotia.

Surfers along the United States' east coast were no doubt paying attention to Chris - although meteorologists were warning that the wave and rip current conditions from North Carolina to the mid-Atlantic as a result of Chris could be life-threatening.

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Post-tropical storm Chris veers west, drenching Gander .
St. John's and surrounding areas were spared the rain, but not the high winds.  "[It] took a more westward track ... [ended up] moving through Placentia Bay right up through Trinity Bay," says Wanda Batten, a meteorologist with the Gander weather office.

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