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article imageHurricane Chris could impact southeastern Newfoundland Thursday

By Karen Graham     Jul 11, 2018 in Environment
Hazardous weather warnings have been issued along the northeast coast of the U.S. and on up into the southern coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland overnight and into Thursday as Hurricane Chris accelerates northeastward.
At 11:00 p.m. the National Hurricane Center puts Hurricane Chris about 345 miles (560 kilometers) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and about 700 miles (1,125 kilometers southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland.
Chris is moving to the northeast at 29 mph (46 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph). The storm's minimum central pressure is 980 MB or 28.94 inches. The NHC is forecasting that Hurricane Chris will be increasing its forward speed over the next few days.
Additional weakening is expected as the storm moves northeastward with Chris expected to become a post-tropical
cyclone by Thursday afternoon. On the forecast track, the center of Chris will pass over or near extreme southeastern Newfoundland Thursday evening.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers).
Swells, high surf and rip currents are expected to impact coastlines from portions of the coast from North Carolina northward to New England during the next couple of days, with swells spreading northward along the southern coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland overnight tonight and into Thursday.
Atlantic Canada residents are being warned these conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Total rain accumulations over Newfoundland are forecast to be from 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 millimeters), with isolated amounts in the neighborhood of 6 inches (150 millimeters). So be aware of the possibility of flash flooding.
Earliest arrival time of Tropical-Storm-force winds as of July 11  2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Earliest arrival time of Tropical-Storm-force winds as of July 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Fishing fleets have also been advised to be alert to weather conditions so they can seek safe haven from the impending weather. The accompanying map gives the approximate times when tropical=storm force winds should be arriving.
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