Hurricane “Chris” reaches Category 2, heading toward eastern Canada, Iceland

hurricane-chris-reaches-category-2-heading-toward-eastern-canada-iceland

Hurricane "Chris" has strengthened into a Category 2 as it moves northeastward over the open Atlantic Ocean. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect but interests in Atlantic Canada should monitor its progress.

At 09:00 UTC on July 11, the center of Hurricane "Chris" was located about 510 km (315 miles) E of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and 1 885 km (1 175 miles) SW of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada.

Its maximum sustained winds at the time were 165 km/h (105 mph) and the system was moving NE at 35 km/h (22 mph) with minimum central pressure of 970 hPa. This general motion with additional increase in forward speed anticipated during the next 2 to 3 days.

Chris could strengthen some more today or tonight but should weaken and become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night, July 12 or earlier.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 km (25 miles) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 km (90 miles).

Hurricane "Chris" at 13:45 UTC on July 11, 2018. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East

Swells generated by this storm are expected to affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states during the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Chris is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 25 to 70 mm (1 to 3 inches) over Newfoundland, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 150 mm (6 inches). Flash flooding is possible.

Featured image: Hurricane "Chris" at 13:45 UTC on July 11, 2018. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply